BEIRUT - Russia says its embassy in Damascus has been shelled by militants holed up on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, but no one has been hurt.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said one of the mortar rounds landed Friday near the embassy's main entrance and another exploded outside its fence. It said the building was damaged and four vehicles were also hit.
The ministry said the perpetrators of the attack will be tracked down and punished.
It added that Moscow will carefully monitor the international reaction to the shelling to see "who of our partners denounces terrorism, and who protects ... terrorists and points (out) 'convenient' targets to them."