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US says Syria must halt killings

PUT UP OR GET OUT:Clinton said Syria faces isolation if it does not reform, while also saying the US was ‘dismayed’ with the Yemeni president’s most recent flip-flop

Reuters and AFP, LONDON AND DAMASCUS

Many people in the metropolis of about 4 million — where the Alawite-controlled authoritarian regime has a strong base of support among minority Christians and members of the Sunni bourgeoisie — seem baffled by the turn of events.

“It is beginning to sink in that this is not going to be over soon and that the country is undergoing major change,” one businessman said. “Nothing will be the same as before anymore.”

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