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Western Nations, Protesting Killings, Expel Syrian Envoys

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مجزرة الحولة Western Nations, Protesting Killings, Expel Syrian Envoys
A mass burial was held Saturday in the Houla area of Syria, according to an activist network that distributed this photograph. By NEIL MacFARQUHAR Published: May 29, 2012 BEIRUT, Lebanon — Several Western nations hardened their protest against Syria on Tuesday, expelling senior diplomats over the massacre of more than 100 people there, many of them children, last weekend. Their coordinated action came as the United Nations special envoy, Kofi Annan, was meeting with President Bashar al-Assad in the capital, Damascus, to shore up an apparently failing cease-fire. The effort by countries including Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Spain, Italy and Canada to expel the senior Syrian diplomatic officials appeared timed to underscore the extreme isolation of the Syrian government and pressure Mr. Assad into honoring the terms of a nearly two-month-old peace plan negotiated by Mr. Annan. It followed comments by the chai…