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Clashes intensify in Syria

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 01:12

June 16 - Violence is intensifying between government forces and anti government rebels in Syria. Julie Noce reports.

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EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL Amateur video from Syria shows protesters said to have been wounded by government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The wounded are carried to safety-- while gunshots are heard in the background. Another video purports to show Syrian soldiers shooting into the air with machine guns- effectually blocking worshippers from leaving a mosque. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of either of the videoes. Despite the presence of United Nations monitors on the ground in Syria, the situation between government forces anti-government rebels, is deteriorating. And fast. U.N. chief monitor, Robert Mood. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED NATIONS SUPERVISION MISSION IN SYRIA (UNSMIS) CHIEF, ROBERT MOOD, SAYING: "There appears to be a lack of willingness to seek the peaceful transition, the peaceful way forward that we are longing for and that the Syrian people are longing for. Instead there is a push towards advancing military positions." Major powers are now working towards holding a crisis meeting in Geneva at the end of the month in an effort to try to get a tattered peace plan back on track. Julie Noce, Reuters

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Clashes intensify in Syria

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 01:12