At least 14 people have been injured in rocket and mortar attacks by terrorist groups as well as a landmine planted by ISIS militants in Syria. In a attack in the northern province of Aleppo, terrorists fired mortar shells and rockets at Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood on Wednesday, leaving 12 people injured. Meanwhile, two electricity workers were critically injured when a landmine planted by ISIS terrorists on Aleppo-Khanasir road went off. The Syrian government forces managed to retake control of the strategic road of Aleppo-Khanasir-Ithriya in northern Syria in late February. Separately, the Syrian army inflicted heavy blows on the terrorists in eastern Syria with scores of Takfiri militants killed and two of their machine gun-mounted vehicles destroyed in military operations south of the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. The Syrian troops also destroyed a terrorists’ vehicle west of Deir Ezzor, killing all on board. Five militants were also killed as the Syrian forces destroyed a pick-up truck east of Deir Ezzor. Syria has been grappling with foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. According to a recent report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders; Press TV reported.