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Gunfire/explosions outside the U.S. Embassy in Damascus

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KP, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. KP

    KP Active Member

    CNN just cut into rebro of Larry King.
    Conflicting reports about whether the embassy is on fire. Witnesses saying car bomb.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/5337458.stm
     
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Could be that Americans aren't the only ones intent on commemorating 9/11. What time is it right now in Syria?
     
  3. KP

    KP Active Member

    9/12, closing in on 11am or 12pm
     
  4. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    They just showed a pulled-over van with what looked like a bunch of propane tanks in the back wired to blow. Scare shit.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    From the sound of it, these guys were amateurs.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Caught a report on this on BBC radio. They tossed a couple of grenades at the embassy, exchanged fire with the Syrian cops/soldiers standing guard outside and tried to detonate a car bomb that was, according to the BBC, a bunch of gas cans.

    All but one of the terrorists was killed. one Syrian cop was killed as well. No embassy personnel were injured or involved in the gun battle.
     
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