Syria

Egypt Recalls Plane to Syria Due to Violence

Raise your hand if you're surprised to hear passenger planes were still flying there in the first place

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Egyptian authorities ordered an EgyptAir plane on its way to Damascus to turn back on Monday because of the "bad security situation" at the Syrian capital's airport, an official from the airline said.

The announcement came a day after the airline said it had decided to lift a suspension of flights to Syria, put in place because of fighting around Damascus International Airport.

The airport is close to Sunni Muslim towns and suburbs that have been at the forefront of the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.