France recalls ambassador to Syria as Arab League suspension takes effect

16.11.2011                      19.Cheschwan. 5772

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France recalls ambassador to Syria as Arab League suspension takes effect

Activists say Free Syrian Army fighters fired machine guns and rockets at an Air Force Intelligence complex near Damascus, bringing the country closer to an all-out civil war.

France recalled its ambassador to Damascus as Syria's suspension from the Arab League took effect on Wednesday, intensifying diplomatic pressure on President Bashar Assad to halt a violent eight-month-old crackdown on protests.
Syrian army defectors attacked an intelligence complex on the edge of Damascus in a high-profile assault that showed how close the popular uprising is to sliding into armed conflict….