Rebels shell Russian Embassy in retaliation of deadly airstrikes. Rebel fighters in rural Damascus have launched a rocket attack late this night in response to fierce airstrikes conducted yesterday by Russian fighter jets against their positions. The attack, which was unexpectedly carried out after midnight, hit the Russian Embassy in al-Mazra’a district as well as al-Abasyeen square. No casualties reported. On Monday, Russian airstrikes destroyed outposts and command centers.