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Russian Embassy in Damascus Shelled by Rebels

Three diplomats were injured when a mortar shell hit the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Sunday. According to Xinhua, the shell was fired by rebels in the volatile district of Brazeh.

Fighting has been raging in Brazeh on for days, between the rebels and the Syrian government army.

“Three members of the embassy’s staff received wounds that aren’t life threatening,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement released in Moscow.

An investigation is underway and additional steps are being taken with the help of the Syrian side to tighten security of the Russian diplomatic mission, the release noted.

The Russian embassy in Damascus has been targeted several times by the opposition forces.

One hour before the attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow that his country was ready to send military observers to safeguard the experts and process of the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapon stockpiles, Xinhua reported.

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2 Responses to “Russian Embassy in Damascus Shelled by Rebels”

  1. JacksplattJack says:

    vtchakarova Yanks missiled Chinese embassy in Belgrade Serbia during Kosovo, it’s a kind of greeting to let you know your not welcome.

  2. Yechiel Baum says:

    Big deal, Russia has never one any war without the aid of the USA so what are they sending?

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