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Syria: Damascus Attack

The American teacher is Syria describe his first reaction to today's terrorist attack on American Embassy at Damascus. He says: “It was breaktime, and a group of students were refreshing my memory about the plot of the Julia Roberts classic, “Runaway Bride” when my student Ahmad broke in abruptly. “There was a battle,” he interjected. I probed my mind trying to recall that part, a battle. I had seen that film on my honeymoon so the particular details were lost amidst more important lifetime memories. “No,” Ahmad said, “I was outside having a cigarette and I heard explosions and gunfire.” We all went to the window and stuck our ears out, but heard nothing. We shrugged our shoulders and went back to our exegesis of “Runaway Bride”. A few minutes later, I got an SMS from my manager saying that the American embassy had been attacked.”

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