Is Enough Enough?


As tanks pounded away at restive cities across Syria, international pressure began to mount against the embattled regime of Bashar Assad. Activists claim his government has slain more than 1,700 civilians while cracking down on antigovernment protests that have raged over the past five months. Saudi Arabia denounced the violence and recalled its ambassador from Damascus. Other Gulf states followed the Saudi lead. Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish Foreign Minister, flew in for talks with Assad, urging a cessation of military operations. Another delegation of envoys from India, Brazil and South Africa landed in Damascus Aug. 10 to...

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