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Well, America’s debt ceiling crisis doesn’t seem so bad anymore.

Groups have been protesting the country’s violence under the rule of the Assad family, but these protests have only led to more deaths. Just the other day, a Ramadan demonstration led to 75 people being killed with 150 more detained. The toll has risen to 1,700 dead, 3,000 missing and 12,000 imprisoned since March.

The United Nations is at a stalemate in determining exactly how to handle the nation’s crimes.

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said the “appalling” assaults in Hama and elsewhere “only erode the regime’s legitimacy and increase resentment”.

Italy became the first EU state to recall its ambassador, protesting against the “unacceptable repression” and urging other European nations to do the same.

The EU added Syria’s defence minister, Ali Habib, and several security officials, to a list of Assad associates targeted by sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans.

As we speak, more lives are being taken as the government raids are intensifying. Hopefully a resolution is met sometime soon and the violence comes to an end.


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