Sweden warns against travel to Syria

08:34, April 29, 2011      

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Sweden on Thursday issued another warning to its citizens against all travels to Syria for security reasons.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry also asked citizens in Syria who have not strong reasons to stay there to consider to leave the country.

The ministry issued a warning last week on the situation in Syria.

"Swedish travellers should follow the news report on Syria and the region to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings or taking photos or videos in sensitive places," the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Tourists should avoid being present at large mosques especially on Friday's praying time, it said.

Rallies were held during the weekend in Syria's capital of Damascus, leaving many people dead.

Other countries, including Austria, the Philippines and South Korea, have also advised their citizens to leave Syria as violent domestic conflict in the country enters into the sixth week.

Source: Xinhua
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