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U.S. urges Americans to leave Syria "immediately"
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(CBS/AP)

BEIRUT - The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.

"The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy's website. "The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights."

The warning followed an announcement in Washington this week that Ambassador Robert Ford would not return to Syria this month as planned, indicating concerns over his safety.

The Obama administration quietly pulled Ford out of Syria last month, citing credible personal threats against him.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57330452/u.s-urges-... /
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  -U.S. urges Americans to leave Syria "immediately" Bosonic  Nov-23-11 12:21 PM   #0 
  - This is a bit alarming.  DCBob   Nov-23-11 01:25 PM   #1 
  - US Aircraft Carrier GHW Bush moved close to Syria  JohnyCanuck   Nov-23-11 02:29 PM   #2 
  - Which could set off WWIII. Didn't russia already send troops to the area?  sarcasmo   Nov-23-11 03:27 PM   #5 
  - There are other explanations for that "damning evidence"  hack89   Nov-23-11 04:39 PM   #10 
  - Cruise missles within a week?  DocMac   Nov-23-11 03:15 PM   #3 
  - This is the end, here come the drones.  sarcasmo   Nov-23-11 03:26 PM   #4 
  - I, for one, trust CBS/AP!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-23-11 03:31 PM   #6 
  - Why? why why why why  Muskypundit   Nov-23-11 03:54 PM   #7 
  - MADNESS, this can very very quickly escalate into a direct confrontation with Russia  stockholmer   Nov-23-11 04:35 PM   #8 
  - The Navy is there in case of an evacuation  hack89   Nov-23-11 04:38 PM   #9 
  - Russian warships in Syrian waters  riverwalker   Nov-23-11 04:44 PM   #11 
  - We should certainly be working with the Russians on this...  limpyhobbler   Nov-23-11 04:56 PM   #13 
  - Scary indeed.  sarcasmo   Nov-24-11 02:07 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, just come back to the States and get the exact same brutality  meow2u3   Nov-23-11 04:44 PM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-11 05:13 PM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-11 05:32 PM   #15 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-11 06:45 PM   #17 
        - using that criteria then about 95% of congress are warmongers.  DCBob   Nov-24-11 05:12 AM   #18 
  - and all right thinking Americans should be urging the US Govt. to get the fuck out ....  marasinghe   Nov-23-11 06:22 PM   #16 
  - A command from Israel to US to attack Syria? I hope not  goforit   Nov-24-11 05:20 AM   #19 
 

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