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59 Australians in Syria warned to leave immediately

August 30, 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today warned the 59 Australians registered as being in Syria to leave the country immediately, ahead of any international response to last week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Damascus.

“Our message to these 59 Australians, including up to 6 children, is to leave Syria by road or air while it is still possible to do so,” Senator Carr said.

“Exit options are already limited and may be further reduced as airports and border crossings are closed.

“The risk of further violence is very high and there is no margin for safety in Damascus, Aleppo or any other city in Syria.

“There are also no effective means of providing consular assistance, particularly outside Damascus.

“Australians, particularly families with children, should exit Syria as soon as possible.”

Senator Carr said he was advised some commercial flights were still available from Damascus and it remained possible to depart via the main road crossing into Jordan.

However, Australians should avoid the Syria-Jordan crossing near the city of Der’a, the Tal Kalakh crossing into Lebanon, or any crossing into Iraq.

Australians still in Syria have also been urged to make immediate contact with either the Romanian embassy in Damascus, which represents Australian interests in the country, or the Australian Embassy in Cairo.

Australians concerned about friends or relatives in Syria should contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135.

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  1. August 31, 2013 12:22 pm

    Yossef Bodansky served as Director of the US Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the US House of Representatives from 1988 to 2004. He may be a believer in the US Constitution. He has has chosen to reveal detailed information showing the circumstantial evidence that the August 21 chemical attack in Syria was a classic false-flag operation, designed to enable intervention and reverse Western strategic setbacks in Syria. This is a ‘must read’. It is not covered in mainstream media. “False flag” is the truth that dare not speak its name. Remember the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
    http://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Did-the-White-House-Help-Plan-the-Syrian-Chemical-Attack.html

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