Syria tightens travel restrictions on military age men

By REUTERS
March 26, 2012 15:29

 
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BEIRUT - Syrian authorities battling a year-long uprising against President Bashar Assad have tightened restrictions on men of military age leaving the country, Syrian and Lebanese officials said on Monday.

The restrictions issued on Saturday require men between the age of 18 and 42 to get permission from military recruitment and immigration departments before travelling, the officials said.

The move came after a year of protests against Assad and increasing reports of desertions by army conscripts.

Lebanese officials at the Masnaa border crossing between Beirut and Damascus said the number of people leaving Syria had fallen by 60 percent since the regulations were announced two days ago.

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