10 University Students Martyred by Terrorists’ Mortar Shell in Damascus
DAMASCUS, (SANA)- 10 students were martyred and others were injured by a mortar shell fired by terrorists which fell inside the cafeteria of the Faculty of Architectural Engineering in Damascus on Thursday.
Ministry of Higher Education Condemns the Terrorist Acts
Ministry of Higher Education condemned the terrorist act which led to the martyrdom of ten students and injuring others at the Architectural Engineering Faculty in Damascus.
The Ministry affirmed that Syrian Universities and institutes will remain centers for spreading science and knowledge, in addition to refuting the criminal thought practiced by the armed terrorist groups.
The Ministry offered condolences to the martyrs’ families, wishing quick recovery to the wounded students.
It announced suspension of work the in all government and private universities and higher institutes, in addition to suspending work in the governmental hospitals for 5 minutes at 12.00 midday on Monday as a mourning on martyrs souls.
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A view of the entrance to the Damascus University, Syria (file photo)
At least 15 students have been killed in Syria after foreign-sponsored militants targeted the Damascus University with mortar shells, Press TV reports.
The projectiles landed inside the canteen of the university’s Faculty of Architecture on Thursday. More than 20 other students sustained injuries in the attack.
Meanwhile, two civilians were killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire on a passenger minibus with machine guns near Jdeidet Artouz – a suburb southwest of Damascus.
Local officials said the attack took place on the al-Arbaeen Highway opposite police housing compounds.
A medical source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bodies of a baby girl and a young man had arrived at the al-Muwasat Hospital in the district, adding that an injured person is receiving treatment at the hospital.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants fighting in the country are foreign nationals.
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