Breaking news--U.S. embassy under attack in Damascus
Syrian forces have sealed off the area. Smoke and fire coming from embassy. Sounds of heavy gunfire.
Updates to come. Reload for them.
11:05 --reports of sound of a large explosion in area of embassy. U.S. embassy guard has reported embassy under attack. British ambassador in Syria saying heard gunshots and sirens just outside the embassy, doesn't think embassy is on fire but isn't sure. No one knows yet who is attacking.
11:10 --witnesses say two armed men attacked embassy but attack repelled. Car bomb also reported being detonated outside embassy but unconfirmed.
11:20 --Syrian guard killed. No reports of U.S. casualties.
11:25 --witness says saw one Syrian guard killed in carbomb explosion, at least one other Syrian guard guarding the embassy seriously wounded.
11:27 --witness says he sees a large number of children are coming out of the embassy right now, crying and shocked.
12:10 --four attackers killed, one wounded and arrested. They detonated one car bomb, another explosives loaded car was captured. Appears the incident is now contained.