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Clinton: Assad 'fits definition' of war criminal

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that President Bashar al-Assad fits the definition of a war criminal.

She told a Senate hearing that an argument could be made for declaring the Syrian leader a war criminal.

Mrs Clinton added that such an action would complicate the chances of finding a solution to the violence - and tended to make it harder to persuade a leader to stand down.

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