Russian embassy shelled as Syria discloses chemical arsenal

Sunday 13th October, 2013

Three diplomats were injured in a mortar shell targeting the Russian embassy in Damascus on Sunday as Syria promptly handed over a preliminary report of its chemical weapons in fulfillment of its commitment made earlier. In the mortar attack, one shell was fired by militants in the hotspot district of Brazeh onto the Russian embassy compound. Brazeh has been a scene of fierce clashes raging on for days between the rebels and the Syrian government army. “Three members of the embassy’s staff received wounds not threatening their lives,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement release…

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