Russian Foreign Ministry: Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar attack for two hours

Moscow, SANA – The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled for 2 hours on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ministry noted that the attack was launched from Jobar neighborhood, east to Damascus, that 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 school located near the embassy, but did not explode.

On the 3rd of October, terrorist organizations targeted the Russian Embassy in Damascus with mortar shells, no casualties were reported.

R. Raslan / Ghossoun

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