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  7/21/2011, Tammuz 19, 5771

US Demands Freedom of Movement for Syria Ambassadors

The United States has filed a protest with Syrian authorities, demanding complete freedom of movement for the U.S. and French ambassadors throughout the country. On Wednesday, Syria warned both ambassadors not to leave Damascus, threatening to deport them if they travel more than 15 miles out of Damascus.

U.S. officials said Wednesday that they demanded full freedom of movement for the ambassadors, so that they would be free to record the atrocities by Syrian troops against protesters demanding the removal of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.