DAMASCUS, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and more than 25 others wounded on Sunday when renewed mortar attacks by rebel groups hit Damascus, local media said.
A woman was killed and five others wounded in the eastern suburb of Jaramana, a pro-government suburb inhabited by Christian and Druze Syrians. The area has witnessed repeated attacks over the past three days, in which more than 15 people were killed.
Another person was killed and 20 others injured in the al- Wafidain area in the countryside of Damascus, state-media said, adding that the attack also resulted in property losses.
Six people were also wounded in mortar attacks in the districts of Qassa, Bab Sharqi and al-Qadam, according to the report.
A fresh attack occurred on Sunday as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) reportedly threatened to barrage Damascus with mortar shells if the government troops continued the siege imposed on rebel-held areas.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleged that 11 civilians, including three children and four women, were killed by government troops' bombardment of the southern province of Daraa, the birthplace of the country's long-standing crisis.