State Dept: Syrians Return Stolen U.S. Flag to Embassy

Following attacks on the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus yesterday, State Department Spokesman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday the Syrian Foreign Ministry has returned the U.S. flag that was stolen and replaced with a Syrian flag.

She said the Syrian government has arrested six people in connection with the attacks and it has replaced damaged U.S. security cameras and improved Syrian security forces around the U.S. embassy.

The trouble at the embassies led Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to say Monday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has lost the legitimacy to rule the nation. Al-Assad's regime has severely cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators rising up against the Syrian government.

Fox News Producer Wes Barrett contributed to this story.