Terrorists assassinate imam in Damascus Countryside

Damascus Countryside, SANA- Terrorists detonated an explosive device in the grand mosque of al-Tal city in Damascus countryside, killing the imam Sheikh Suliman al-Afandi.

Local sources told SANA that terrorists planted earlier an explosive device in the mosque’s pulpit and detonated it during the Friday sermon, causing the death of Sheikh al-Afandi and the injury of 5 worshippers in addition to large material damage in the mosque.

In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Ministry announced the death of Sheikh al-Afandi, affirming that the martyrs’ blood will “intensify our determination to defeat Takfiri terrorism and the forces of darkness anywhere and anytime.”

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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