DAMASCUS (QHA) -

October 3, Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria was subjected to mortar fire. Nobody of the employees or diplomats was injured, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“One of the mines exploded on the territory of the embassy residential complex. None of the employees of our embassy was hurt. Diplomatic missions suffered material damage. Two mines exploded near the embassy.”

According to representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the firing was carried out from the town of Jobaria, a suburb of the Syrian capital controlled by factions "Dzhabhat Fatah al-Sham" and "Failak ar-Rahman."

Russia continues to equip its military bases on the territory of Syria. Today the Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council Viktor Ozerov said that "Russia has the right to place air defense systems S-300 in Syria for combat missions and to prevent incidents such as the destruction of the Russian Su-24 bomber."


“Nothing, including the International agreements, prevents us from deploying the systems necessary to solve tasks in Syria to the places of the Russian military space grouping dislocation,” Ozerov said as cited by RIA Novosti.

Air defense system S-300 components were deployed over the last weekend to the Russian naval base in the Syrian Tartous.

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