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Syria / Crackdown / Ambassador's Interview (Part I) #1000066

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 18, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) New and older videos of the violence in the streets of Syria with government forces shooting at protesters and photos of a tortured dead boy named Hamsa and a slain two-year-old girl shown. The call from President Obama's government along with other western nations for Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to leave power noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Syrian ambassador to U.N. Bashar Ja'afari† about conditions in Syria; a statement from President Obama calling for Assad to step aside quoted. [JA'AFARI - calls Obama's statement is unacceptable; denies all references to bloodshed and killing as described by the media; states we have an opposition and armed terrorist groups who have killed 500 of the army and police; lists who the terrorist extremist groups are; argues about reporters in Syria; says CNN is not reporting the truth.]

Cooper, Anderson

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