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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 21:35
Shells hit Russian embassy compound in Syria
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Two shells have struck the Russian embassy compound in the Syrian capital Damascus as hundreds of pro-government supporters rallied outside in support of Russian air strikes.

The explosions triggered widespread panic and smoke was seen coming from the embassy compound.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the shelling as "a terrorist act"

He said those responsible were trying to "intimidate those fighting Islamic State".

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