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Syrian Militants Shell Damascus District Hosting Russian Embassy

© Sputnik / Mikhail Alaeddin / Go to the photo bankThe Russian Embassy in Damascus.
The Russian Embassy in Damascus. - Sputnik International
Armed groups shelled on Friday the district of al-Mazraa in Damascus, where the Russian embassy is located, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – One rocket landed in the district, exploding some 160 yards away from the embassy.

The civil war in Syria has been lasting for around six years with government troops fighting against numerous opposition factions and terror organizations such as al-Nusra Front and Daesh, outlawed in Russia.

The nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime was introduced on December 30, 2016. Terrorist organizations are not part of the ceasefire.

Moscow has been conducting a counter-terrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad's request.


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