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Gunshots heard near U.S. Embassy in Syrian capital

Gunfire was heard near the U.S. Embassy in central Damascus on Tuesday as witnesses reported seeing black smoke rising from the area. “The situation is quite confused,” said Peter Ford, the British ambassador to Syria. “There was firing in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy. I was speaking to someone just outside that building and I could hear gunshots in the background.” Witnesses also reported hearing explosions, according to Ford, who said he believed the U.S. Embassy was the object of whatever action was taken. “We are very unclear about who is attacking or who has attacked.” Full Story

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