Obama presses Assad; Syrian violence rises

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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The White House on Monday stepped up its response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s violent crackdown on protesters there, threatening “targeted sanctions” and condemning the slaughter of activists — but pointedly resisting calling for the sort of coalition now aiding rebels in Libya.

Despite trying to assuage protesters with a promise to end decades of emergency rule, armed forces loyal to the Assad regime have continued to suppress demonstrators in the Middle Eastern country.

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