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Newsline: Russian embassy in Damascus shelled again

Russia’s Embassy in Damascus was again shelled and a mortar shell landed on its territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said opening talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow on Friday. “Thank you for your efforts to ensure the safety of our diplomatic mission in Damascus and our citizens in Syria as a whole,” he said. “On November 23 a mortar shell fell on the embassy’s territory again.” This is the third case of the shelling of the Russian diplomatic mission this autumn. On September 20, a mortar shell fell on the territory of the embassy without hurting anyone. On October 13, the embassy was subjected to shelling as well.



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