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Recalled envoys back to Syrian capital
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Syrian demonstrators assemble in Damascus in support of President Bashar al-Assad (File photo)
Italian, Japanese and Tunisian ambassadors to Syria have returned to Damascus after they were recalled by their governments over the unrest in the Middle Eastern country, Press TV reports.


According to Syrian media outlets, Italian Achille Amerio, Japanese Masaki Kuneda, and Tunisian Mohammad Awiti returned to Syria to resume their diplomatic activities, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday.

The return of the ambassadors was a positive signal that the situation in the country has improved, the Syrian media stated.

Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia recalled their ambassadors to Syria last month, while Qatar was the first country to summon its ambassador with prior notice to Damascus.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Meanwhile, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday praised measures taken by Syrian authorities to defuse the unrest in the country and protect civilians.

Jakob Kellenberger praised Syrian authorities for granting ICRC access to the Damascus Central Prison and areas of unrest.

According to the Syrian government, unknown gangs are responsible for the death of many civilians and are the driving factor behind the recent unrest in the country.

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