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Newsline: Russian Embassy in Syria Comes Under Mortar Fire

Russia’s embassy in Damascus has come under mortar fire again, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. “On December 28, at 13:00 and 13:19 Moscow Time, the Russian embassy in Syria was shelled by terrorists again. One mine, which luckily did not explode, fell in the courtyard of the compound of the Russian diplomatic mission’s administrative buildings. The second [fell] in the immediate vicinity of its territory. Sappers were involved to clear the unexploded ammunition,” the statement said. Expressing concern over the persistent terrorist threat to the Russian embassy and diplomats, the ministry said all terrorist groups entrenched around Damascus must be eliminated as soon as possible.



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