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Rocket attack by Syria militants kills 2 in Damascus

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The photo shows the aftermath of a terrorist rocket attack on a civilian vehicle on the southwestern suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus, on July 21, 2019. (By SANA)

At least two people, including a child, have lost their lives and three others have been wounded in a rocket attack by Takfiri militants that targeted a civilian vehicle in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that the terror attack occurred on Sunday, killing a man and a young girl and wounding three women.

It added that the women sustained critical injuries.

The report also said that incident occurred at an area on the southwestern suburbs of Damascus.

Attack on train

Also on Sunday, a sabotage attack led to the derailment of a train carrying phosphate in the central province of Homs, SANA said in a separate report, adding that flames broke out in the locomotive as a result of the attack.

It also said that train crew received varying wounds.

​The photo shows the aftermath of a sabotage attack on a train in the eastern parts of the central province of Homs, Syria, on July 21, 2019. (By SANA)

According to a statement by the ministry of transport, terrorists had managed to sneak into the railway area between al-Fajwa and al-Bassira towns and planted an explosive device on the tracks, through which the train was heading to phosphate mines in Khnefees area, located in the eastern parts of Homs.

Syrian government forces have been engaged in clashes with foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the country’s northern province of Idlib to avenge troop casualties during a recent ambush by the extremists.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding the Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

The government forces have already managed to undo militant gains across the country and bring back almost all of Syrian soil under government control.

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