The shelling of the international exhibition in Damascus killed four people

The militants fired at the international industrial exhibition in Damascus. This was reported by a source in the security forces, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, August 20.

According to TASS, a mortar shell fell near the main entrance to the exposition. In the result of incident four persons were lost, four more got wounds. According to the source, the shelling were from Eastern ghouta — a suburb of Damascus. The exhibition was held for the first time after a six year break.

In early July, it was reported that in the attack in Central Damascus after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr injuring dozens of people. A suicide bomber blew up his car in the area of al-Ghadir in the quarter of Bab touma, was part of a massive attack of terrorists.

59-th International exhibition of industrial products was opened on 17 August in Damascus. It presented the various equipment, machines, machinery, construction materials, and consumer goods and samples the food industry. Before the war in Syria it was considered the oldest and one of krupneishih in the middle East.

The civil war in Syria began in 2011. Participate in the confrontation between government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, opposition forces Islamist groups and terrorists. Among the latter are prohibited on the territory of Russia the organization “Islamic state”.