At least two shells exploded outside the Russian embassy in Damascus during a pro-Russia rally.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the shelling an act of terror.
A Local journalist reporting from the scene in Damascus, told RT hundreds of people gathered in front of the embassy on Tuesday, thanking the Russian Air Force for its support of the Syrian Army in its battle against terrorism across the country. According to Ibrahim, about half an hour after the rally started, one of the shells fell about 200 meters from the location of the peaceful demonstration.
The BBC reports:
No-one was killed but a BBC Arabic correspondent in Damascus says some people were injured.
The explosions triggered widespread panic and smoke was seen coming from the embassy compound.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described it as “a terrorist attack”.
“This is… most likely intended to intimidate supporters of the fight against terror and prevent them from prevailing in the struggle against extremists,” he said.
“Together with the Syrian authorities, we are now trying to establish those responsible.”
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