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French and US embassies attacked in Syria

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French and US embassies attacked in Syria


In Syria, angry government supporters have attacked the US embassy and the ambassador’s residence in Damascus. They caused some damage but no one was injured. US marines intervened to push them back. They did manage to break some windows and raise a Syrian flag.

The US and French ambassadors angered government supporters when they visited the city of Hama last week, a flashpoint for Syria’s four months of unrest.

There was a similar attack on the French embassy in Damascus. Three staff were injured. Guards reportedly fired into the air and used tear gas to drive back the crowds.

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