Syria's ambassador to Morocco has been asked to leave the country, the country's communications minister Monday.

Mustapha Khalfi told The Associated Press that Ambassador Nabih Ismael must leave the country, making Morocco the latest Arab nation to expel its Syrian diplomats.

He said that no decision has been made yet to withdraw Morocco's ambassador to Damascus.

Tunisia was the first Arab country to withdraw its ambassador from Syria in February to protest the harsh crackdown on the opposition and it was followed shortly by the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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