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Russia has condemned an attack on its Damascus embassy, saying it considers this an “act of terrorism”. A mortar shell hit Russia’s diplomatic mission compound on Thursday, and another nearby, killing one local and injuring nine.
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The attack occurred at about 1300 GMT.
“One mine exploded on the territory of the diplomatic mission, another exploded near the fence outside the embassy,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, commenting on the incident.
The diplomatic mission compound has sustained minor damage and no Russians have been injured in the attack, the Foreign Ministry confirmed.
However, nine Syrians including embassy security guards, have been wounded and one man was killed.
The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that “mortar attacks by militants” in the central part of Damascus, including attacks on the territory of Russia’s Embassy, have become more frequent recently.
“[We] treat them as acts of terrorism, the perpetrators and those who encourage and direct them must be punished,” the FM’s press-office said in the statement.
The United States has also condemned the attack in Damascus and expressed “concern for those killed and injured in the incident.”
“We condemn any attack against individuals or facilities protected by international law. The United States continues to emphasize that those responsible for atrocities on all sides must be held accountable,” the US State Department said in a statement Thursday.
In the recent months of the ongoing civil war in Syria, rebels have launched a number of mortar shells into the upscale Mazraa district of Damascus, which houses many embassies and senior Syrian officials.
Earlier in September, a mortar shell hit the Russian embassy compound, injuring three people.
During the nearly three-year military conflict in Syria, the Russian embassy sustained its worst damaged in February 2013, when a car bomb exploded nearby, killing 50 people on the Damascus highway. Back then no one was injured at the embassy, but the blast blew out windows in the building.
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Well Russia you know full well who is funding those terrorist rats in Syria…Bander Bin sultan…the Saud ape that is also funding the Chechen Terrorists in Russia…why are you allowing that disgusting creep to still be alive Russia????? That doesn’t make sense!
roslan bayu said:
all the backers need some lead in their brains.
the cowards show themselves for what they are
castrated sword dancers, harem of the zionised crusader mafia gangs
“men without balls”
Picking on the innocent
La Patria por delante.
¡ Viva Siria al-Assad !
Hablando de terroristas….
¡ Viva Siria al-Assad !
Francenaldo Amorim said:
It.s time to Russia sees that this situation cannot go on…. the thousands of mercenneries that are entering inside Syria, are composed by special commands at Israel/Saudit Arab/Kata/Turckey services, and these people knows very well with the support of satelite services. to get the coordonates of each building position they want to selling. Russia must send troops ans tanks to keep safe all the botders of Syria with Turckey, Israel,Jordan,and Irak, and not let pass by them evem a rat….with that, i bet that that war commanded by the exterior, will finish in less 1 month, with the fleeing or prison of all terrorists.
Glory to the Syrian National Army!!.