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Baird Says Canada to Suspend Diplomatic Work in Syria

March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Canada is suspending work at its embassy in Damascus, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said.

“Canada is suspending its operations in our mission in Damascus” Baird said at a press conference in Ottawa, saying the move is effective immediately. He also reiterated that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad should resign because of attacks on his own people.

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