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Syrian ambassador to Egypt says Gulf-backed opposition activists stormed embassy
CAIRO (AP) ' Syria's ambassador to Egypt has accused opposition activists backed by oil-rich Gulf Arab nations of storming the country's embassy in Cairo.
Youssef Ahmed said in a statement that unspecified Gulf nations are funding activists from the opposition Syrian National Council, who he says broke down the gates of the embassy and stole documents from inside the building on Friday. He says Egyptian authorities "failed to protect" the embassy.
Numerous Syrian activists have taken refuge in Cairo during the 10-month long uprising against the regime in Damascus. Gulf nations have been among the strongest critics of the regime's crackdown.
The Syrian National Council could not be reached immediately for comment on Saturday.