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Syria Protests: U.S. State Department Orders Some Embassy Staff To Leave Country

First Posted: 04/25/11 11:29 PM ET Updated: 06/25/11 06:12 AM ET

Syria Protests
In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, a Syrian anti-government protester holds up a bloodied hand during a funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa, Syria, Saturday, April 23, 2011. (AP Photo)

April 26, 2011 2:16:02 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it has ordered some non-essential U.S. embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country.

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Filed by Adam Goldberg  |