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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from Syrian President Bashir al-Assad about making some mistakes in handling protesters noted; video shown of snipers shooting at an ambulance and civilians in the streets of Daraa.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jill Doughtery and Council on Foreign Relations Elliott Abrams about the situation in Syria. [ABRAMS - says we have to be clearer that Assad has to go and we need more sanctions; states we have to prove to Syrians we are on their side.] [DOUGHTERY - previews what President Obama will say in his speech on the Middle East; suggests the US believes in "this reformer nonsense."]

Cooper, Anderson

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