Deadly Shellings Hit Russian Embassy in Damascus
A series of mortar shellings hit the compound of Russia's embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday.
The shellings reportedly injured three employees and investigation is underway.
Russia is a strong ally of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and reportedly provided the regime.
US Condemns the shellings
US Department Spokesperson Maries Harf made a statement saying the United States condemns the shelling and expressed her concern for the welfare of those injured in the incident.
"We condemn any attack against individuals or facilities protected by international law." - Ms. Harf
The Straight Street of Damascus, the Biblical "Street called Straight." Photo: Wikimedia Commons
She says the United States continues to emphasize that those responsible for atrocities on all sides must be held accountable.
Is Russia supporting the Syrian regime?
With the turmoil continue to engulf Syria, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said this year that the Russians were unwilling to go forward to end the crisis in Syria.
Secretary Clinon hammered out an agreement in Geneva last summer, largely negotiating with Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia to resolve the Syrian crisis.
However, she highlighted that the Russians were unwilling to go forward.
She said the Russians sided with Assad who knew that if they were able to implement the Geneva agreement that they had negotiated, that that would send a very clear signal that Assad was being isolated even further a signal to those around him, a signal to his troops, a signal to the region.
She added that the Russians decided that they would still support him much to the great loss of the Syrian people."
More than 120,000 Syrians have been killed since March 2011, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes.
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