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    Four Mortar Shells Fall Near Russian Embassy in Damascus

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    Four mortar shells fell near the Russian Embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus without causing damage to diplomatic staff, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The attack took place at 12:55 p.m. local time (10:55 GMT) and was directed from the Jobar suburb on the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

    It follows similar incidents witnessed on October 31, and another attack without casualties condemned by the UN Security Council on October 28.

    On October 12, mortar fire on the Russian Embassy in Damascus also caused material damage and did not leave casualties.

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