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Syrian foreign ministry says Iraqi ambassador was 'discharged'
Syria's ambassador to Iraq Nawaf Fares, who announced his defection to the opposition, has been "discharged," the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that Nawaf Fares has been discharged and has no relation with our embassy in Baghdad, or with the foreign ministry," the statement said.
-Agence France Presse