Press release on attempted shelling of Russian Embassy in Syria
On July 16, there was an attempted mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus. Two mortar shells launched supposedly from the district of Jobar in Damascus controlled by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (former Jabhat al-Nusra) and Faylaq Al-Rahman exploded not far from the external perimeter of the embassy. Fortunately, there were no casualties or damage.
We strongly condemn terrorist raids against the Russian diplomatic mission and the peaceful neighbourhoods of Damascus. Russia’s principled approach to the determined and uncompromising combat with the terrorists in Syria will continue. Once again, we urge the international community to consolidate efforts, based on the international legal framework, to more quickly eradicate the dangerous terrorist hotbed in Syria and the region overall.