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Terrorists attack Russian embassy in Damascus

2 August 2017 17:48


Russia says its diplomatic mission in the Syrian capital of Damascus has come under mortar attack by terrorists.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that at least four mortar shells were fired at the compound.

Although the building sustained a certain level of damage, no casualties were reported in the attack, the statement added. Apparently, two mortar round fell on the embassy’s territory while the other two hit the mission’s perimeter.

“We strongly condemn terrorist attacks on the Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus,” the ministry said.

“We’d like to reiterate once again that Russia has drawn attention on multiple occasions to barbaric nature of the bombardments, which terrorists regularly carry out against the residential quarters in Damascus and other populated Syrian cities. Every day, civilians, women and children become the victims of these attacks,” it added.

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