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Hungary closes embassy in Damascus

View of buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad at Jessreen area in Ghouta east of Damascus December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

BUDAPEST, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hungary's embassy in Damascus suspended its operations on Wednesday and Hungarian diplomats left Syria, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said on the government's official website.

The ministry added in a statement that on urgent consular matters, Hungarian citizens should turn to Hungary's embassy in Beirut.

 

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