Foreign Ministry investigates possible deaths of Indonesians in Syria

The Foreign Ministry is trying to verify whether two Indonesian nationals had recently been killed in Syria as a result of the ongoing violence in the country.

"We are still investigating this news. We are communicating with hospitals, police officials and other relevant authorities in Syria," Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said.

"But we have so far yet to find any evidence that Indonesian nationals had been killed during an instance of Syrian violence."

According to data from the Indonesian embassy in Damascus, five Indonesian nationals have died in Syria in 2012.

None of these deaths were due to violence but were rather caused by diseases and accidents, Antara news agency reported on Wednesday.

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