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Monday 29 May 2017

Diplomat attacked in Syrian row

Damien McElroy in Damascus

A pro-regime mob pelted the American ambassador to Damascus with eggs yesterday as President Bashar al-Assad's followers stepped up a campaign of intimidation against Western envoys.

As protests raged across Syria, Damascus accused ambassadors from a handful of a countries -- including the US, Britain and France -- of orchestrating the opposition's rise.

US ambassador Robert Ford has courted the regime's anger by attending meetings of the opposition.

It was the second such attack on an ambassador in a week. (©Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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