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BREAKING: Egypt officially ends diplomatic ties with Syria

Ahram Online, Saturday 15 Jun 2013
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Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi arrives at Cairo indoor stadium to attend a popular conference in support of the Syrian uprising (Photo courtesy of presidency Facebook page)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced on Saturday the end of diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime led by Bashar Al-Asaad.

"We have decided to close down the Syrian embassy in Cairo," said Morsi during a popular conference held in support of the Syrian uprising at a fully-packed Cairo Indoor Stadium.

"The Egyptian envoy in Damascus will also be withdrawn."

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