Provinces, SANA- Eight civilians were killed and injured in mortar and rocket shells fired by the armed groups on al-Assad residential suburb in Harasta on Thursday.
The Syrian Arab Army retaliated by launching strikes against the area which had been serving as a base for the attacks in eastern Ghouta.
A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA that the armed groups positioned in the eastern Ghouta targeted al-Assad residential suburb with more than 20 rocket shells and mortars, killing and injuring eight civilians.
The source added that one of the shells fell on a bus near the suburb roundabout, injuring civilians, some critically.
The source pointed out that the terrorist attacks caused material damage to a number of cars, houses and the infrastructure.
In Damascus, a source at Police Command said that armed groups fired several shells on Bab Touma and al-Malek (King) Faisal Street, causing material damage to public and private properties and some cars.
SANA reporter said that in response to the attacks, the army units carried out intensive strikes against the areas from where the shells were fired in the depth of Eastern Ghouta, inflicting heavy losses upon the armed groups.
On Wednesday, the armed groups targeted with a number of mortar shells the southwestern countryside of Sweida, in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in southern region.
The armed groups, positioned in Bousra and Jimrin in eastern countryside of Daraa, fired 7 mortar shells on the villages of al-Qarieh and its surroundings, killing one civilian , injuring two others , and causing material damage to houses and properties.
The armed groups, positioned in eastern countryside of Daraa, fired 4 mortar shells on the villages of Era and al-Mjaimar in the southwestern countryside of Sweida.
The attacks caused material damage to a number of citizens’ houses and a car, in addition to cutting the electricity wires, but no casualties were reported.