Official: Syria loyalists attack US ambassador's residence

July 11, 2011 18:05

WASHINGTON - Protesters loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad attempted to attack the US ambassador's residence in Damascus on Monday after assaulting the embassy compound but failed to gain entry, a US official said.

"It was the same thing, a mob. But everybody is alright," the official said, adding that US Ambassador Robert Ford was at the embassy compound when the assaults occurred and not the residence, located several blocks away.

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