Topic: Protests in Syria
MOSCOW, June 9 (RIA Novosti)
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A bus carrying Russian passengers came under fire in Syria on Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
“Today a bus that was carrying Russian specialists was attacked in western Damascus,” Lavrov said, noting that it was not the first such incident.
Yesterday a building in Damascus where Russian specialists live was fired at from a grenade launcher.
“One grenade hit the second floor wall, causing damage to the building. Fortunately, no one was injured,” Lavrov said.
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