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Sarkozy demands Assad step down after 'disgusting' massacres

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool)

LAanveoc-poulmic, France: France's President Nicolas Sarkozy demanded Tuesday that Syrian strongman Bashar Assad step down, accusing him of overseeing sickening "massacres" against his own people.

Sarkozy told an audience of French military personnel that the Syrian people should be allowed "to freely choose their own destiny" after facing what he denounced as a brutal repression that inspires "disgust and revulsion".

 
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