Explosive Attack on Syrian Embassy

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Three attackers are among the dead after Syrian forces stopped an assault on the U-S Embassy in Damascus.

No Americans were hurt in the attack, which used a van full of explosives as well as grenades and automatic rifles. Witnesses say a member of the Syrian anti-terror forces was also killed.

The White House is thanking Syrian forces for repelling the attack on the U-S Embassy. Spokesman Tony Snow calls it proof the Syrians could be "an important ally in the war on terror," adding the administration hopes that will someday be the case.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also thanked the Syrians. Both Rice and Snow say it's too early to know who is behind the attacks.


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