Arab states, top Sunni clerical body condemn Syria as crackdown mounts

09.08.2011                      09.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Tischa BeAw

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Arab states, top Sunni clerical body condemn Syria as crackdown mounts

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait recall their ambassadors from Damascus; head of world's oldest Sunni religious establishment calls for end to Syria 'tragedy.'

Two more Gulf states summoned their ambassadors to Syria for "consultation" on Monday, 24 hours after Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy from Damascus, as a besieged Syrian city came under fresh artillery fire.
Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that the kingdom "summoned its ambassador in Syria for consultation."…