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    Does "the mission" refer to "the U.S. Embassy"?

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Hundreds of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base as a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in the Afghan capital early Monday.
    And in Jakarta, Indonesians angered over the film clashed with police outside the U.S. Embassy, hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails and burning tires outside the mission. At least one police officer was seen bleeding from the head and being carried to safety by fellow officers.

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    Re: Does "the mission" refer to "the U.S. Embassy"?

    Yes. It seems an odd choice of words to me. I would expect "complex" or "compound" if they didn't want to repeat "embassy."

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    Re: Does "the mission" refer to "the U.S. Embassy"?

    Mission is used in some diplomatic contexts, though I agree with Soothing Dave that complex/compound would sound more natural:
    Diplomatic mission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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