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Syrian embassy attack

By johnboy - 5 February 2012 0

News.com have a piece of Canberra joining in a global wave of attacks on Syrian embassies in the wake of the trouble in Homs.

A GROUP of men stormed the Syrian embassy in Canberra following a bloody masccare in Homs that left more than 300 people dead, as a double-veto blocked a crucial UN resolution.

ACT Policing has also made a statement:

ACT Policing is currently investigating an incident that occurred at the Syrian embassy in O’Malley last night (Saturday, February 4).

Around 9.30pm a number of men forced entry to the Syrian embassy on Culgoa Circuit in O’Malley and caused extensive damage to the ground floor of the embassy.

Three staff members from the embassy were present when the men forced entry however no one was injured.

A crime scene was established and a number of specialist units including Specialist Response and Security, Criminal Investigations, Forensics and general duty members were utilised.

Superintendent Mick Calatzis said the response to this incident would be a combined one between ACT Policing, the AFP and other agencies.

“ACT Policing officers will work with AFP members and other agencies in relation to this recent incident at the Syrian embassy,” he said.

ACT Policing Criminal Investigation members are continuing to conduct enquiries in relation to this incident.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

Al Jazeera has this piece on the global embassy trouble:

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