Syrian Civil War

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

Shells hit the Syrian capital of Damascus Sunday wounding seven while two of the projectiles hit the Russian embassy and a nearby area causing material damage, state media said.

State news agency SANA said two shells were fired at the Russian embassy, one hitting the compound while the other fell nearby. SANA said the shelling of other parts of the city wounded seven people.

Syrian rebels in the suburbs of the capital have previously struck the Russian embassy. The shelling came as government forces have been pounding rebel-held areas near Damascus for days.

Moscow is a strong supporter of President Bashar Assad and has been involved in Syria's civil war since...