The US Secretary of State John Kerry said the continued violence in Syria showed that it was time for President Bashar al-Assad to go.
Speaking alongside Kerry, Foreign Secretary William Hague called for support for Syria's opposition to be increased significantly to bring the conflict to an end.
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