August 10th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

Troops depart Hama but violence erupts in other Syrian cities

Syria's military is withdrawing Wednesday from the restive city of Hama, more than a week after security forces besieged the city to crack down on a major epicenter of anti-government sentiment.

This comes as violence erupted in other towns and amid international cries for Syria's government to end its brutal drive on peaceful protesters intensified.

Scores of deaths have been reported in the siege on the western city of Hama, a push coinciding with last week's start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting and reflection. That offensive exacerbated world condemnation toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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  1. Silver Wraith

    This is propaganda.
    Syria is none of our business, Obama.
    Leave al Assad–and the Horn of Africa–alone and try to run this country if you can.
    Right now, you're making a mess of it.

    August 10, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hama Feb

    The only propaganda is the Syrian Regime. They removed the tanks and cleaned the city for the visit of the Turkish Ambassador and now the tanks are all back plus more. Some thing is telling me this is not all the Syrian Army I wouldn't be surprised if Iran had sent troops in there.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lyndsie Graham

    Some third country soarly needs to step in and try to get the Assad regime and the opposition together to sit at the table and discuss their differences and just ignore the stupid calls from the West and their Arab cohorts for Assad to just step down! Such arrogance and self righteousness from Washington is absolutely sickening!!!

    August 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    People wake up Arabs Regions are off limit for outsiders, the days of conquistadores are over,,, America stay home...and do something about the midle class growing poverty, the economy, education, healthcare. what a shame, to worry about the midle east problems srew them, no one can reason with those thugs.

    August 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spiro T.Agnew

      Very well said, the prophet. Thank you.

      August 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    If it was not for the oil we depend on, they will be mapping floors around the world, 98% of the populations are poor broke and uneducated and subordinated by the elite.

    August 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    i dont understand at all why we have 2 depend on other countries for oil when we have the ability & resources 2 produce our own??? time 2 bring our troops back & our jobs & implement equal taxation for all & fix our country properly. tis possible!

    August 11, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    and time to fix our own country before we try to inflict our views on other countries, after all its not like we've done to swift a job on our own.

    August 11, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |