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thedailybeast.com /Aug 3, 2011 11:23 PM EDT.
As the regime’s tanks stormed rebellious cities during the holy month of Ramadan, killing dozens, the United Nations turned up the diplomatic pressure.
See video of the latest clashes.After days of wrangling, the U.N. Security Council adopted a statement Wednesday condemning the violence in Syria, which, in its latest outburst, killed 45 people in Hama on Thursday. The statement “condemn[s] widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities.” China and Russia originally blocked the motion because they said they feared it could pave the way for a military intervention like the one in Libya; they only agreed to it after language was added urging both sides to resist violence.
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