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DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Smoke rose from the Rawda area housing the U.S. embassy in central Damascus on Tuesday and the sound of heavy gunfire was heard around the complex, witnesses said.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Witnesses reported explosions and gunfire Tuesday as security forces cordoned off a neighborhood where foreign embassies, including the U.S. Embassy, are located in the Syrian capital.
Attempts to reach the U.S. Embassy by telephone went unanswered. Security forces kept pedestrians away and there were no reports of additional gunfire.