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"The question is, what do we do?" says State Department spokesman
The meeting of the "Friends of Syria" group is "part of our ongoing efforts with our friends, allies, and the Syrian opposition to crystallize next steps to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and pursue a transition to democracy in Syria," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
More than 70 countries have been invited.
"We talked about humanitarian assistance and trying to work those avenues, cease-fires, we need to get the Syrian regime to stop the onslaught of Homs.
The death toll in Syria is edging toward 9,000, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC).
YouTube videos corroborated by activists' accounts showed hundreds of students at the University of Aleppo marching to the campus center -- Clock Square -- and taking down the Baath party's flag, then raising the pro-democracy flag, referred to by activists as the "independence flag." It was used by the Syrian republic before Hafez al-Assad took power in 1971.
Jacob Pernula We need Jason Bourne to go in and assassinate Bashar Al-Assad.
You know what really happened don't you. These journalists went to suck up to the rebs and get their story. Little did they know that the rebs would use them to foster support for their side. Where were they when killed? With the rebs. Who killed them?