August 8th, 2011
11:44 AM ET

3 Arab nations recall ambassadors to Syria

As activists reported intense gunfire, mounting deaths and mass detentions Monday in Syria, regional leaders stepped up their criticism of the escalating violence.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain said they were recalling their ambassadors from Syria to discuss the situation.

Officials announced the diplomatic moves after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah condemned violence in Syria in a rare rebuke directed at a fellow Arab leader.

"There is no justification for the bloodshed in Syria, and what is happening has nothing to do with religion or ethics," he said in remarks broadcast on state television early Monday. "The Syrian leadership could activate comprehensive reforms quickly."

Activists inside and outside Syria said a government crackdown was continuing Monday.

At least 65 people died during a military operation that began Sunday in Deir Ezzor, according to the activist network Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC).

Tanks entered the town of Maaret al-Numan after more than a month stationed outside its borders, the LCC and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Syrian forces reportedly detained dozens of residents there.

Syrian state television reported that the military began pulling out of Hama Monday after accomplishing "the mission of protecting citizens."

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  1. LUCKY ONE

    Many of the white feminists were trick in beliving that it would be easy to rid of andre himes , unaware about the power in heaven who has been guarding ANDRE life since the day he was born at SHAW AIR FORCE BASE ON APRIL 30 1965. Under racial profiling many black america were arrested and were ethier martyred within the prison system or were deported tom AFRICA and where many were martyred there and were buried mass graves in the SUDAN and in the CONGO and it was this act as well as the rise of the hiphop nation in what has contribute to the black holocaust in which much of the black human population was sacrifice. Mean while a new demonic black america has arisen from both the black antebellum and the hip hop nation and is based on sterotypical images of low class and poverty stricken and criminally prone blacks.

    August 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. FRANK DREBAN (POLICE SQUAD COMMANDER)

    @luckyone... you might be a troll

    August 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    He's the dude that used to post his rants under 'Andre Hines'

    August 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    Or whatever his name is.
    He is, however, a troll....and CNN will eventually pull his posts.

    August 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Man banasy you know everybody like how long you been doin this even though our views are different you are fun to talk too

    August 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    @gung hoe:

    About a year.
    A lot of different folks have come and gone...
    And differing viewpoints make for fun debates, right?
    :)

    August 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    That's so true...I mean people can disagree and still respect each other. But some start name calling and trolling. Really sad. So how ya doing sista?

    August 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    i wish they would have another "indian frigate" go down...that story was fun...

    August 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lyndsie Graham

    Now we see three good-for-nothing Muslim Aristocrats condemning Bashir al Assad of Syria. What makes these U.S. backed thugs think that they're any better? I know, they're egomaniacs adulated by the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!

    August 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Thank you, Lyndsie. You said it all!

      August 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lyndsie Graham

    Shut up, me!!!

    August 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    This is my first post .troll,troll go away .anyway now that it brought it up : how IS e.l.t. sista?

    August 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    And Im thinkin a name change for me might just be the order of the day. I dont really wanna do that cuz Ive been usin it for years. Its the clan I belong to. Why do YOU use it,troll ?

    August 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    Wouldn't it be cool if the arab countries handled syria on their own?

    August 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Even cooler – a saudi/israeli alliance against syria.. Not in our lifetime? That's what they said about the berlin wall..

      August 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. leeintulsa

    Good post RuffNutt,thank you.

    August 9, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |