U.S. Embassy Closed in Syria, All Employees Leave
The State Department issued a notice today that the U.S. Embassy in Syria has closed and all employees have left the country.
The recent surge in violence, including bombings in Damascus on December 23 and January 6, has raised serious concerns that our Embassy is not sufficiently protected from armed attack. We, along with several other diplomatic missions, conveyed our security concerns to the Syrian Government but the regime failed to respond adequately.
The violence in Syria continues to escalate.
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