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US slams ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Syria

/ 07:53 AM June 12, 2011

WASHINGTON—The United States on Saturday accused Syria of creating a “humanitarian crisis” with its fierce crackdown on protests and called on Damascus to allow access for medics.

“The Syrian government’s offensive in northern Syria has created a humanitarian crisis,” the White House said in a statement.

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“The United States calls upon the Syrian government to stop this violence, and to give the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) immediate, unfettered access to this region,” it added.

“If Syria’s leaders fail to provide this access, they will once again be showing contempt for the dignity of the Syrian people.”

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