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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SYRIAN RESISTANCE: IN MAJOR BLOW TO SYRIA, QATAR CLOSES EMBASSY!

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Monday, 18 July 2011 / alarabiya.net.

Syrian security forces stand in front of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad who protest in front of Qatar’s embassy in Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS Photo)
Syrian security forces stand in front of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad who protest in front of Qatar’s embassy in Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS Photo).

Qatar withdrew its ambassador from Syria and closed its embassy following attacks on the compound by militiamen loyal to President Bashar Al Assad, an official from the Qatari delegation told AFP on Monday.

Qatar became the first major Arab country to close its embassy in Damascus in what was widely seen as a major setback to Mr. Assad.
“The diplomats have left Syria and work has been suspended until further notice,” the official said, declining to be identified.

He refused to specify the date of the ambassador’s departure nor his reasons for leaving.

The embassy in the Abu Rummaneh neighborhood of Damascus closed last week when it was assaulted twice, they said.



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