July 11 - Angry reaction from the U.S. State Department Monday after crowds loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus. Jon Decker reports.
Angry reaction from the U.S. State Department Monday after crowds loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. SOUNDBITE: U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING (English): "The United States strongly condemns Syria's failure to protect diplomatic facilities in Damascus - including the American and French embassies and our Ambassador's residence. If anyone - including President Assad thinks that the United States is secretly hoping the regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue its brutality and repression, they are wrong. President Assad is not indispensable. Meanwhile, amateur video uploaded to social media websites purports to show protests across Syria on Sunday and Monday. Volleys of gunfire are heard in a street in Homs and a blaze is seen overhead as protesters take shelter down an alleyway. Syrian forces killed at least one civilian and injured 20 in Homs on Monday during the heaviest raids on the city since troops deployed there two months ago to crush dissent against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Jon Decker, Reuters.