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Damascus’ envoy to Cairo, Youssef Ahmed, said in a statement that unspecified Gulf nations were funding activists from the opposition Syrian National Council, whom he accused of breaking down the gates of the embassy and stealing documents from inside the building.

"The group that attacked the embassy Friday night were saboteurs that belong to the Syrian National Council, which receives funding from Gulf states known to be targeting Syria," he said.

A member of the Syrian National Council, Walid el-Bonni, said Ahmed’s allegations were "completely untrue."

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