Official: Syria loyalists attack US ambassador's residence

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.