Obama Issues Statement on Syrian Crackdown

Crisis between the Assad regime and protesters continues to escalate.
1:40 | 02/04/12

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-- fast moving developments in Syria hundreds more killed in that government's brutal crackdown tonight President Obama has issued a statement saying the suffering citizens of Syria. Must know that we are we view in the U -- she must come to an end. Protests against the Syrian regime spread all over the globe today including and London were ABC's Jeffrey Kaufman reports in tonight. Each passing week Syria becomes more brutal war terrific. Overnight government forces pummeled the city of home. Mortars and artillery in what is now being called the bloodiest massacre the Syrian uprising began eleven months ago. Unconfirmed reports say more than 200 people have been killed including women and children. The Syrian government says -- goal -- part of an international conspiracy to overthrow the regime of president Bashar Al Assad -- them. This is the Syrian embassy here in London there's now a double cordon of riot police protecting it. These demonstrators began massing at midnight Friday when word of that massacre first began to -- out all day they have been chanting. For the removal. About here aside. It was much more violent earlier when protesters stormed the embassy and it was much the same in capitals around the world. In Cairo they set the Syrian embassy on fire. This man showed us what he said is new video of the brutality in -- And you take -- an agent. These people voted ought to communal and not clear how serious crisis will be resolved it is clear that the country is in the grip of civil war Jeffrey Kaufmann ABC news month.

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