Rocket Attack Hits Russian Embassy at Damascus

PENTAGON: Insurgents fired rockets at Russia’s Embassy in Damascus Tuesday in what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called an act of terror meant to intimidate those who support the fight against Islamic State militants.The two rockets struck the embassy compound as hundreds of people rallied outside in support of Russia’s two-week-old military campaign in Syria.

There was no immediate report any casualties.Meanwhile, U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is holding talks Tuesday in Russia as part of an effort to forge an understanding between Russian and U.S. officials and also move toward a political process to end the Syrian conflict.Later, De Mistura plans to fly to Washington for talks there as well.


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