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      Archive: 5/18/2012

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        5/18/2012, Iyar 26, 5772

      Syria Complains to UN over Loss of Tourism

      Syria submitted a complaint to the United Nations, Thursday, claiming that the country's tourism industry was severely damaged by the uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad, which surfaced 14 months ago.

      Syria's ambassador to the UN said that the occupancy rate at the country's hotels dropped from 90 percent to 15 percent.