Russian Embassy in Syrian capital under rocket attack


DAMASCUS - The Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus has come under mortar fire from terrorist held positions, Press TV has reported.

"In a mortar shelling of Damascus conducted from terrorists’ positions at about 10:35 local time on November 20, a shell hit the outer fence of the Russian embassy to Syria , which is located close to its dwelling compound,” read a statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday.

It added that a 122-millimeter shell was used in the attack which damaged the building’s wall, electricity lines and water supplies.

"No one from among the embassy’s employees was hurt," it added.

It also noted that Russia expects Western countries at the UN Security Council to properly evaluate the incident.

"We hope that our so active on the Syrian trajectory Western colleagues in the UN Security Council will have the heart not to keep silent but to give proper public evaluation of the incident in which the lives of Russian diplomats were jeopardized," it stated.

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