Russian Embassy in Damascus Shelled for 2 Hours: Foreign Ministry

Second mortar attack in less than two weeks targets Russia's embassy in the Syrian capital

Moscow has confirmed its embassy in Damascus was shelled for two hours on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

The ministry noted that the attack was launched from the Jobar neighborhood, north-east of Damascus, which is controlled by extremist terrorists.

Five mortar shells landed near the embassy, four of which exploded, meanwhile another mortar fell on the roof of a nearby school but did not explode.

On October 3, terrorist organizations targeted the Russian Embassy in Damascus with mortar shells. No casualties were reported in the attack.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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