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Syrian foreign ministry spokesperson quits

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, December 3, 2012 14:33 EDT
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Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdisi, pictured in June (AFP)
 
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Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdisi, a well-known advocate of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, has resigned and is headed for London, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

“Makdisi was pressured by people inside the presidential palace, but not the president himself, to resign. He is now on his way to London,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, adding that he had left from Beirut international airport.

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