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Entries from September 2006

US Embassy attack – casualties

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

10 people wounded in car bomb outside US Embassy.

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US Embassy attack – US casualties

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian official: all US Embassy staff safe

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US Embassy attack – deaths

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian official: 4 killed in the attack

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US Embassy attack – background

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The US Embassy is the second biggest embassy in Damascus (only the Russian is bigger). It is one of the most highly protected buildings in the capital (probably only the Presidential Palace has more guards outside it). The Syrian authorities are extemely worried about attacks on the US Embassy. Some Syrians broke into the building […]

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US Embassy attack – update

September 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

1115: Gunfire continuing. Blood in the road outside the Embassy, thick black smoke over the building, the area is still sealed off. Suspicion the attackers are Islamist terrorists who travelled from Lebanon.

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US Embassy attack – update

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

It is claimed US Embassy staff also fired on the attackers. No US Embassy staff hurt.

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US Embassy attack – what happened

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Witness report: 2 gunmen approached the Embassy in a Lebanese car, started shooting at the Embassy and then exploded the car. Reports that 2 gunmen have been killed. US and Syrian officials not speaking yet.

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US Embassy attack

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Reports it was a car bomb – one Syrian policeman guarding the Embassy has been killed.

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Explosions at US Embassy in Damascus

September 12th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

In the past few minutes thnere have been explosions and continuous gunfire at the US Embassy in Maliki. The area has been sealed off. More soon.

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EU and Syrian troops to work together on the Syrian border?

September 11th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Despite the confusion, it seems like Italian troops could work with Syria troops to secure the Lebanese-Syrian border. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi annouced that Bashar Al-Assad agreed to support the deployment of unarmed Italian troops on the Lebanese side. Syria would send 600 troops to its side of the border. But then Syria denied […]

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