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February 23, 2012 6:00 am

Secretary Clinton Will Meet With World Leaders on Syria

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Photo: Chad J. McNeeley at DoD.

Business Week – The “Friends of Syria” gather tomorrow in Tunisia to seek ways to oust President Bashar al- Assad, who has dug in with increasing violence against civilian opponents after two failed UN Security Council measures.

Hanging over the Tunis meeting, which is drawing foreign ministers and other officials from about 80 nations, is the sustained bombardment of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city where two journalists were among the fatalities from regime mortar and artillery fire. In a report just hours before her death Feb. 21, American Marie Colvin of Britain’s Sunday Times said what she had seen of the regime’s brutality was “absolutely sickening.”

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