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U.S. closes embassy in Damascus

06 February 2012, 21:11

Washington - The United States announced on Monday it was closing its embassy in Syria due to the worsening security situation, further isolating Damascus over its bloody crackdown on anti-government protests.

The State Department said in a statement that the embassy had suspended operations and that U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, and all embassy personnel had departed the country.


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