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Britain urges citizens to leave Syria immediately

The British Foreign Office has urged British nationals in Syria to leave the country “immediately.”

In a statement posted on the website of the British Embassy in Syria, the Foreign Office says Britons should leave “now by commercial means whilst these are still operating.”

It says those who chose to remain in Syria should be aware that it’s highly unlikely that the British Embassy in Damascus would be able to provide a normal consular service in the event of a “further breakdown in law and order.”

Britain, France, Germany and Portugal are also sponsoring a draft resolution at the U.N. Security Council to condemn Syria.

Human rights activists say more than 1,400 Syrians have been killed in the three-month uprising against President Bashar Assad.


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