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CNN Evening News for Monday, May 16, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A mass grave outside the city of Daraa, Syria, the shooting of ordinary citizens, Thursday's longer video of people trying to retrieve bodies in the street and the removal of bodies in fish carts shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tonight's interview held with Syrian human rights activist Razan Zaytouni† about events in Syria; various video shown. [By phone, ZAYTOUNI - says there are at least three mass graves around Daraa; suggests people trying to escape the city were shot and killed, that seecurity is shooting soldiers who won't participate in killing civilians.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jill Dougherty and Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami about Syria; inset video from Syria shown. [DOUGHERTY - talks about the unrest along the border on the Golan Heights as Syria seems to be trying to destabilize the situation; comments on a planned speech from President Obama about Syria.] [AJAMI - comments on the situation on the Syria-Israel border that is usual quiet as a tomb: this is a ploy by the Syrian regime; reads a statement from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the regime of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad; asserts we should declare him a war criminal.]

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