There can be no other explanation for US actions in recent days. Breaking the ceasefire, bombing Syrian army positions, in coordination with ISIS ground forces. Now having the Russian Embassy mortared. The provocation is endless. Putin must realise there is a desperate attempt being made to trigger a war between Russia and the US, before Trump is elected. If Trump makes it to the White House, he has already said he can’t see the point in making war against Russia, but if such a war is already in progress before the poll takes place, this could used to manipulate votes by news media channels, and make peace seem like a remote possibility.RT reportsRussian embassy in Damascus shelled from terrorist-controlled area of Syria
The Russian embassy in Damascus came under fire on Tuesday from a neighborhood controlled by militant groups, including Al-Nusra Front, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
One of the mortar shells fired at the embassy complex hit the residential area, while two others landed near the embassy building, the ministry said in a statement. Nobody was injured by the explosions.
“According to reports, the shelling came from the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, which is under control of the terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and Failak ar-Rahman,” the ministry said.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is the new name taken by Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda offshoot universally considered a terrorist organization. Failak ar-Rahman is a lesser-known Islamist group.
Moscow said the shelling is “result of the actions of those who, like the US and some of its allies, provoke the continued bloodshed in Syria and flirt with militants and extremists of all flavors.”
The ministry said Russia would take “all necessary measures” to return peace and security to Syria.