Syrian regime loses legitimacy by killing protesters: France

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The Syrian government is losing legitimacy by killing protesters in a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations there, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday.

"A government that kills its citizens because its citizens want to express themselves and install a real democracy loses its legitimacy," Juppe told journalists.

Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed in weeks of anti-regime protests in Syria.

© 2011 AFP

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