Syrians raid Saudi, Qatari embassies

Published November 13th, 2011 - 07:26 GMT

Syrian protesters have stormed the Saudi and Qatari embassies in the capital to express their outrage at an Arab League's decision to suspend Syria's membership. The incident occurred late on Saturday when thousands of Syrians encouraged by the regime poured into the streets of Damascus to stage protest rallies in front of the Qatari, Saudi, Turkish and US embassies.

Pro-regime demonstrations were also held in Syria's major cities of Aleppo, Raqqa, Lattakia, Tartous, Hasaka and Sweida.

In Damascus, protesters broke into the Saudi embassy while some accessed the rooftop of the Qatari embassy building and raised the Syrian flag.

Others pelted the Qatari facility with tomatoes and eggs to protest against Doha's initiative to suspend Syria.

Other protesters gathered in front of the Turkish and US embassies.

A similar protest was held against the Saudi-based Al-Arabiya and the Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channels in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

At least 13 people were killed in northwest Syria on Saturday, mostly security personnel, activists reported. Two civilians were killed in the central city of Homs.


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