Anti-Assad Forces Attacked Russian Embassy


Damascus: Rebel forces on Tuesday attacked the Russian embassy, along with other areas of the Syrian capital, leaving five people injured according to activists and Syrian officials.

Ten rockets were launched near the embassy in al-Mazraa neighbourhood, and also in al-Maliki and al-Mezza districts and al-Gahez park, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

Syria’s official news agency SANA said that five people sustained injuries in the attack took place in al-Mezza, in central Damascus.

The rocket attack on the capital came after some 300 rockets were launched on Monday against areas under government control in Aleppo, killing 33 people and wounding 190 others, according to SOHR’s estimates. Syria has been the epicentre of a conflict that has caused over 230,000 deaths since mid-March, 2011.

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