Russia claims its embassy in Syria was shelled

October 4, 2016 2:45 PM

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The Russian foreign ministry says its embassy compound in the Syrian capital of Damascus has come under shelling from rebel groups.

The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the embassy was shelled on Monday, with one mortar landing and exploding near the residential compound and two more by the embassy building.

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