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BREAKING: U.S. Closes embassy in Syria
By Elise Labott
The State Department shuttered its embassy in Syria and pulled out its remaining staff Monday after the government refused to address its security concerns, senior State Department officials tell CNN.
The officials said 17 employees, including Ambassador Robert Ford, left the country. Two employees flew out of the Syria last week by commercial air, with the rest of them, including Ford, traveling by convoy Monday morning to Jordan. Most of the staff were evacuated earlier in the year, and the diplomatic team was furth
The move does not mean Washington is breaking diplomatic ties with Damascus. Although contacts between the two governments are minimal, formal relations will remain in tact. The US did not break ties with Tripoli during the NATO campaign against Moammar Gadhafi. Closing the embassy means only the US is pulling its staff and suspending operations in the country.
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Hellas
I can't bring myself to watch that stuff, so I can't help. War is not something that we should watch, or be ok with watching.
You can always screen shot though, but be mindfull of ATS policy regarding graphic content please.
Originally posted by KonquestAbySS
Can we close all the other embassies we have scattered around the globe as well? That would make a better pitch for a top story indeed.