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The strike on the Iranian consulate also damaged the Canadian embassy

Apr 10, 2024

As a result of a missile attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1, the nearby Canadian embassy was also damaged.


As Ukrinform reports, CBC News writes about this with reference to its own informed sources.

"A source at the Canadian Foreign Ministry said that the building of the Canadian embassy was damaged during an airstrike on April 1, at least some windows were broken. "Officials have not yet been able to inspect the building for structural damage," the article says.

It is noted that the Canadian embassy in Damascus is located in a neighboring building with the Iranian consulate, which was completely destroyed by an airstrike. "The explosion that destroyed the consular annex next door should have sent a powerful blast wave through the foundations of nearby buildings," CBC News notes.

Although the Canadian embassy in Syria officially closed back in 2012, Canadian diplomats and others, including law enforcement officials, have entered Syria several times since then. "It is not clear whether they carried out their work on the premises of the embassy," the publication claims.

CBC News has not been able to find out from the Canadian or Israeli sides whether Canada was formally warned of the upcoming airstrike to make sure there were no people inside the embassy. "A CBC News source at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the embassy building remains the property of the Canadian government," the article concludes.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 11/04/2024

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