Two Rockets Hit Russian Embassy in Damascus

After 300 people gather to support Russian airstrikes, rockets slam into embassy sowing panic; casualty counts still unknown.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Explosion in Damascus (file)
Explosion in Damascus (file)

Two rockets struck the Russian embassy in Damascus on Tuesday, sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow's air war in Syria, an AFP photographer said.

According to the photographer at the scene, some 300 people had begun to gather for a demonstration thanking Russia for its recent intervention in Syria, when the rockets crashed into the embassy in the Mazraa neighborhood of the capital.

There was widespread panic, but it was not immediately clear if anyone had been wounded or killed.

AFP contributed to this report.