UK urges British citizens to leave Syria immediately

Soldiers loyal to Bashar Assad burn houses, arrest 70; Lebanese army responds with force to rallies in support of Syrian protesters.

Syrians protest Assad 311 (photo credit: REUTERS)
Syrians protest Assad 311
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The UK on Saturday urged British nationals to leave Syria immediately as violence continued between government forces and anti-regime protesters, the Guardian reported.
The British Foreign Office said UK citizens in Syria should leave by commercial flight while that was still a possibility because the embassy could not likely help if the situation continued to deteriorate. The statement added that evacuation options would be limited going forward.
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