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Funerals, protests in Syria

Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 01:24

Dec. 1 - Amateur video posted on a social media website purports to show the funeral of three residents of the Syrian town of Homs, while others hold an anti-regime demonstration. Travis Brecher reports.

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Amateur video posted on a social media website purports to show the funeral of three residents of the Syrian town of Homs. This crowd chants religious slogans, as they carry the caskets amidst the crowd. In other amateur footage, hundreds of protesters wave flags and chant in support of Syria's revolution. Syrian authorities have banned most foreign media organizations from operating freely in the country. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of these videos. Syria's conflict which began last Spring as a crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy protesters now appears it could be sliding towards civil war. Soldiers are increasingly defecting with their weapons to take on troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. In the latest blow for the regime, Turkey's imposed tough economic sanctions, joining the Arab League in isolating Assad over his brutal crackdown. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Funerals, protests in Syria

Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 01:24