12 July 2011 11:06 | By Maureen O'Hare & Francis Whittaker
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Clinton slams Assad



Clinton slams Assad (© REUTERS)
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has "lost legitimacy" following his ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the country, after pro-government loyalists targeted the US embassy in Damascus. Syrian state news responded by saying Clinton's remarks were "provocative".

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