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Tags: syria | iraq | mortar | shell

Iraqi Consulate in Damascus Hit by Mortar Shell

Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:38 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria — A mortar shell hit the Iraqi consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing an Iraqi woman and wounding four other people, witnesses said.

State news agency SANA quoted a source at the consulate as saying the shell had also damaged the building.

It was not clear whether the consulate — which is located in the upscale al-Maliki neighborhood near the United States and Chinese embassies — had been deliberately targeted.

A guard at the consulate said he had been on duty when the woman was killed. "I helped carry her to the ambulance. She was limp and covered with a coat," he said.

Rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad have clung to a crescent of territories around the capital for about a year and a half, and have launched several mortar and rocket attacks into the city center in recent months.

A mortar shell landed in the Russian embassy compound in central Damascus on Sunday, wounding three people.

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


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A mortar shell hit the Iraqi consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing an Iraqi woman and wounding four other people, witnesses said.
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