Diplomat attacked in Syrian row
Published 30/09/2011 | 05:00
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)