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    Inside Story Americas - Is it time for the US to intervene in Syria?

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    Thousands have been killed since the revolt against the rule of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad began in March of last year and there is no sign of the misery abating. On Friday, Navi Pillay, the UN's Human Rights chief said the killing of over 100 civilians in Houla last weekend may have been a crime against humanity. Pillay also warned Syria is in danger of descending into a civil war that could destablise the entire region. And former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed his frustrations regarding the conflict and President Assad's failure to implement his UN-brokered peace plan.