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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