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Those under fire in Syria are growing increasingly frustrated with the apparent inability of the international community to stop the bloodshed.

The “Friends of Syria” meeting in Tunisia on Friday has been described as a “failure”, despite strong words from delegates like US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“If the Assad regime refuses to allow life-saving aid to reach people in need, it will have even more blood on its hands and so too will those nations that continue to protect and arm the regime and we call on those states that are supplying weapons to kill civilians to halt immediately,” she said as the meeting concluded on Friday.

The group says its next meeting will be in Turkey in three weeks time. But as long as Russia and China stand by Damascus, many wonder what it can hope to achieve.

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