22 Jan 2012

US considering closure of embassy in Damascus

5:40 am on 22 January 2012

The United States is considering closing its embassy in Damascus due to worsening security conditions in Syria.

The White House said it believes President Bashar al-Assad no longer has full control of the country.

CNN reports that Syria could be moving closer to a civil war. An estimated 5000+ people have been killed since a government crackdown on dissent began last March.