Canadian citizens urged to flee Syria

A Syrian man jumps over barbed wire as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras...

A Syrian man jumps over barbed wire as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 4:52 PM ET

With the violence in Syria getting worse, Foreign Affairs officials have renewed their call for Canadian citizens there to leave the country as soon as possible.

"Canadians may have little notice of violent outbreaks and risk being at the wrong place at the wrong time," officials say in an updated warning.

Leaving Syria by air could be difficult, officials say, because many airlines have suspended their flights to and from the country while there has also been violence near the airport in Damascus.


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