Report: French envoy in Hama to monitor protests

July 8, 2011 14:08

BEIRUT - France's ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevallier, was in Hama on Friday to monitor protests against President Bashar Assad in a gesture of international support, diplomats said.

US officials said on Thursday United States ambassador Robert Ford was also in the city, on a visit which Syrian authorities have condemned as incitement.

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