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Kuwait - Feb 4, 2012 - 10:12

Last modified: 4 Feb 2012 07:12

Witnesses say demonstrators have stormed into the Syrian Embassy compound in Kuwait, breaking windows and hoisting the flag of the opposition to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Associated Press reports.

Some political groups in Kuwait have called for the expulsion of Syrian diplomats from the Gulf nation. Gulf states have played a central role in Arab efforts to end Syria's bloodshed.

Witnesses say there were no serious injuries at the embassy, where protesters ripped down the Syrian flag and replaced it with the colors of the uprising. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief media.

Police later cleared the area and blocked roads.