Libya expels Syrian ambassador
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 10 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
Libyan authorities expelled the ambassador and all diplomatic staff of the Syrian Embassy in solidarity with the Syrian people, "Al-Jazeera" TV channel said today.
According to the Libyan Foreign Ministry, Syrian ambassador has been recently summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was informed that the diplomatic mission must leave Libya within 72 hours. Tripoli's requirement is a protest against the ongoing violence in Syria.
Russia and China blocked the adoption of the resolution on Syria in the UN Security Council last Saturday, using the veto. This is the second time when Russia and China as permanent members of the UN Security Council, do not pass a resolution on Syria. The clashes between the opposition and the authorities continue from March 2011.
It is daily reported about the deaths of civilians and members of law enforcement bodies.
According to the UN, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 5,000 people. The Syrian authorities say that over 2,000 military and members of law enforcement bodies were killed in clashes.