According to Syrian government army servicemen, the shelling was carried out from the Jobar neighborhood, which is under control of Ahrar ash-Sham and al-Nusra Front.
Previously, the Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire on February 2 and 3. The ministry said that the embassy was attacked from the area controlled by terrorists. These attacks were the first since the start of the latest ceasefire regime in Syria.
Russia and Turkey are guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire that came into force on December 30, and has been holding up in general, despite continued reports of violations. The UN Security Council passed a resolution in December supporting the effort.