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Pro-government demonstrators attack U.S. embassy in Syria

Follows U.S. visit to opposition stronghold

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Pro-government demonstrators in the Syrian capital of Damascus have reportedly attacked the U.S. embassy. According to the Associated Press, witnesses said protesters supporting the country’s embattled president, Bashar al-Assad, smashed windows of the American embassy and raised a Syrian flag above the compound. Some also wrote anti-American slogans in graffiti, calling the U.S. ambassador a “dog.” Similar protests were held outside the French embassy in Damascus Monday, where security guards reportedly fired into the air to drive back demonstrators. The protests come days after U.S. and French officials travelled to Hama, which has been a hotbed of anti-government sentiment in recent weeks.

Associated Press

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