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    Russian Girl Wounded in Damascus Mortar Shelling

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    A mortar shell fell just 15 meters from two girls in Damascus.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – A Russian citizen has been lightly wounded in mortar shelling of a Christian neighborhood in the southern entrances to the Syrian capital of Damascus, the victim’s father said Friday.

    "The incident occurred on Wednesday night. Suzzanna was walking with her sister in the old city of Bab Tuma. The shell fell 15 meters [50 feet] from the girls. Cars parked in front saved them, Suzanna sustained a shrapnel wound in the leg," Nazir Saidi told RIA Novosti.

    Saidi said his daughter was hospitalized at a Red Cross facility, where she received medical assistance and was dismissed as of Friday.


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