– Mortar Shell Hits Russian Embassy In Damascus, Three Diplomats Wounded (ZeroHedge, Sep 22, 2013):
Let’s see here: the party attacking the embassy of Assad-supporting Russia in Damascus is a) the Syrian government or b) the local Al Qaeda-funded Islamist fanatics and Qatari mercenaries, aka “rebels”? Surely a YouTube clip will promptly emerge, confirming it was a).
A mortar round hit the compound of the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, a source at the embassy and an NGO said.
The source, speaking to Syrian state news agency SANA, confirmed that “a mortar round fell inside the embassy compound without injuring anyone.”
“The embassy is functioning as normal,” the source added.
The attack was also reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said it was the first time the compound had been hit. It confirmed that there were no injuries in the attack, which struck inside the compound but did not appear to hit the embassy’s main building.
Rebel forces arrayed in parts of the outskirts of the capital regularly fire rockets and mortar rounds into Damascus, including the area around the embassy in the centre of the city.
And moments ago, the initial story of no injuries was revised, when Interfax reported that three Russian diplomats had been wounded. Somebody really wants this war to proceed.