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Clinton condemns latest violence in Syria

 US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, centre, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton right,...

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, centre, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton right,...

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Syria's recent violence is "simply unconscionable" and is blaming President Bashar Assad for "doubling down" on his harsh crackdown.
Referring to reports of a new massacre in central Hama province, she says Syria cannot be a peaceful, stable and democratic country until Assad leaves power.
Speaking in Turkey, Clinton says she and more than a dozen top foreign officials she has met have agreed on a set of principles for a new Syria.
They include the need for Assad to leave power and depart Syria _ explicitly calling for Assad's exile.
Syrian opposition groups say scores died in new violence on the outskirts of Hama. One organization claims pro-government militiamen killed at least 78. Syria rejects the claims as "absolutely baseless."


Updated : 2021-10-17 04:52 GMT+08:00