Terrorists fired at the international exhibition in Damascus, has died
DAMASCUS, Aug 20 — RIA Novosti. Four people were killed and at least four were injured in the rocket attack, which the terrorists opened at the international exhibition in Damascus, told RIA Novosti source in the security forces.
According to him, attack was conducted by armed groups from the Damascus suburb of Eastern ghouta.
International industrial exhibition in Damascus, held this year for the first time after a six year break. The participants were 43 States, including Russia, Belarus and Armenia. Twenty countries are represented by commercial organizations, and 23 — officially through the Embassy. As noted by the General Director of exhibitions and international markets, Syria’s fares al-Kirtley, despite European sanctions against Damascus, the event brings together companies from Greece, Belgium, France, Holland and Italy.
The organizers expect that the exhibition this year will visit about 60 to 70 thousand people. It was reported that the introduced measures increased monitoring to prevent threats to the security of the event and its guests.
International exhibition in Damascus has been held annually since 1954 to the beginning of the crisis in 2011. Over the years of its existence it acquired the status of the largest of its kind in the middle East.