KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Thursday urged its citizens in Syria to leave the country immediately due to safety concerns, the official KUNA news agency reported.
The Kuwaiti foreign ministry also advised its nationals to refrain from travelling to the Arab country, where the United Nations estimated casualties at more than 4,000 over the past eight months.
Other Gulf Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain have also advised their citizens to leave Syria.
The Gulf countries have voiced their support for sanctions against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Arab League on Monday hit Syria with economic sanctions after Damascus missed the deadline to sign a draft protocol to allow hundreds of observers into the country as part of a peace deal it had agreed on last month.