Casualties reported in Syria’s Homs

29-04-2014

 

ARA News

Damascus, Syria− Five civilians were reported dead in Homs province as the pro-regime warplanes bombed the town of Talbeesa on Monday. 

Omar Suleiman, media activist based in the city of Homs, told ARA News that the pro-regime warplanes shelled residential neighbourhoods in Talbeesa in Homs countryside with rockets (Thermobaric weapon), killing five civilians and injuring nearly thirty others. “The injured were taken to the field hospital in the town,” he said.

“The pro-regime forces also struck Talbeesa with heavy artillery from their headquarters in the Engineering Battalion (military headquarters), which led to huge material damage in residential buildings,” said Suleiman. “The attack injured nearly thirty civilians as a number of shells dropped on a group of people came out in the funeral of one of the attacks’ victims.”

Suleiman pointed out that two children were killed by the regime forces’ artillery shelling (launched from Engineering Battalion) on a school inhabited by displaced people in the town of Zafranah in Homs countryside.

Meanwhile, similar bombing targeted Hula city and al-Dar al-Kabeera town in Homs province form the regime-held barriers in the Qurmus and the Military Academy, activists reported.

On the other hand, al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda affiliated) shelled the regime forces’ headquarters with mortars and homemade cannons of (Jahannam) in the neighbourhoods of al-Zahra and Nozha in Homs (controlled by the regime), amid clashes between the regime troops and fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). 

 

Reporting by: Jewad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

 

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