U.S. pulls out ambassador from Syria: diplomats

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 24, 2011 5:53 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns that have arisen during a seven-month-old popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, Western diplomats said on Monday.

Robert Ford left Syria over the weekend, they told Reuters.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Mark Heinrich)