Syria: Mortar attack kills soccer player at stadium

tishreen stadium damascus syriaTwo mortar shells hit a sports stadium Wednesday in Damascus, killing a soccer player, Syria’s state-run news agency said.

The shells fell on Tishreen Sport City Stadium in the al-Baramkeh neighborhood of the capital, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said. The player was training at the time, the report said.

The government blamed “terrorists” for the attack.

Throughout the civil war in Syria, as the government has launched a brutal crackdown against the opposition, President Bashar al-Assad’s administration has continuously blamed “terrorists” for violence.

CNN

  • 5thDrawer

    No-one targets an empty soccer field …. it’s a problem of using weapons that can’t be aimed accurately.
    But when you’re only aiming in a general direction and don’t care who they land on, as most ‘war-weapons’ are designed, this shouldn’t be big news … just another stupidity to mark on the score-sheet.

  • 5thDrawer

    No-one targets an empty soccer field …. it’s a problem of using weapons that can’t be aimed accurately.
    But when you’re only aiming in a general direction and don’t care who they land on, as most ‘war-weapons’ are designed, this shouldn’t be big news … just another stupidity to mark on the score-sheet.