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Syrian Rebels Give Embassies 72 Hours to Leave Country

Nov. 12, 2012 website, Doha, in Arabic 11 Nov 12

Text of report by Qatari government-funded website on 11 November

[ report: "The FSA Gives Embassies 72 Hours To Leave Damascus"]

The Free Syrian Army [FSA] military council in Damascus and Rif Dimashq has called on all Arab and foreign ambassadors, diplomatic missions, and international organizations operating in Damascus to leave Syria in 72 hours.

According to a statement of which received a copy, the council urged all the world's governments, ministers, and diplomats not to visit Syria or interact with members of the Syrian regime because this is a participation in the killing of the Syrian people.

In its statement, the council also called on all Arab and foreign institutions to suspend their work immediately and ask their employees to leave the country in 72 hours.

Furthermore, the council called on all investors, Arab and foreign businessmen, and Syrian expats who own projects or investments in Syria or financial links with the regime to stop their activities immediately.

The council added that anyone who contradicts the statement is an accomplice in shedding the blood the Syrian people, stealing their wealth, and sabotaging their hopes in freedom and democracy.

Source: (C) 2012 BBC Monitoring Middle East. via ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved

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