IED explosion near “Teshreen stadium” in Damascus leaves many people dead or injured

Damascus Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Syrian Observatory sources reported hearing an explosion in Al-Barakemah area in Damascus city center. The explosion was caused by detonating an IED in a car, which killed the car’s driver and four other persons. The driver’s identity has not been known so far whether being a civilian or a military official.

On February 20, SOHR sources report that a medium-intensity explosion rocked the area of “Al-Marjeh” in the center of the capital Damascus. According to Syrian Observatory sources, the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in a military vehicle belonging to regime forces in the area. No casualties has been reported to date. A large number of regime security forces were deployed in the area and blocked some side roads.

Two days earlier, SOHR activists reported hearing an explosion in Bab Moussalla neighborhood in Damascus as an IED was detonated in a car. It is not known whether the vehicle was civilian or military. However, at least one person was killed and several others sustained various injuries.

On the 10th of this month, SOHR sources have reported that a loud explosion was heard in al-Mazzeh neighborhood, west of the capital Damascus. The explosion was caused by detonation of an IED in a car carrying an unidentified person, near al-Jala hall, which killed the person and burned down his car completely. The incident was followed by a massive deployment of regime security forces nearby the area where the explosion occurred.

Observatory sources reported a few days earlier that an IED went off under a car in al-Fahama area in Khaled bin Al-Walid Street in Damascus. According to reliable SOHR sources, the explosion injured a person whose identity was not known whether being a civilian or a regime soldier.

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