5 Years Ago: "Syria unrest: Barack Obama condemns 'brutal' Hama raid." Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres.

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5 Years Ago: "Syria unrest: Barack Obama condemns 'brutal' Hama raid." Malcolm Hoenlein, @ConfofPres.

"...Mr Obama said he was appalled by the government's use of brutality against its own people and promised to work to isolate President Bashar al-Assad. Security forces killed dozens in the city of Hama on Sunday. The government said troops were sent to Hama to remove barricades erected by the protesters. But an official at the US embassy in Damascus dismissed those claims as "nonsense", saying the government had launched "full-on warfare" against its own people. In an interview with the BBC on Monday, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague called for stronger international pressure on Syria. "We do want to see additional sanctions. We want to see stronger international pressure all round. Of course, to be effective, that can't just be pressure from Western nations, that includes from Arab nations, it includes from Turkey," Mr Hague said...."

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