Clinton condemns Syrian government "repression"

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 2:42 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the Syrian government Tuesday for the harsh way it had responded to pro-democracy protests.

"In a series of side meetings I also had the chance to discuss a number of issues, including Syria," Clinton said after a London meeting of international powers on Libya.

"I expressed our strong condemnation of the Syrian government's brutal repression of demonstrators, in particular the violence and killing of civilians in the hands of security forces," she added.

(Editing by Mark Heinrich)