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Syrian air strike buries town under rubble

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 01:05

Aug. 15 - Syrians scramble to rescue a man buried under rubble after government forces delivered a punishing air assault on the northern town of Azaz. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A Syrian man who narrowly escaped being buried under rubble had this message for President Bashar al-Assad: "God have revenge upon you, Bashar." A frantic search for survivors after government forces barraged the northern city of Azaz in this video posted to a social media website. Locals worked to remove steel bars and slabs of concrete to reveal a child trapped underneath. At least 30 people are dead and an estimated 150 injured after the air assault. Desperate to escape country's escalating violence, Syrians have fled to neighboring countries. SOUNDBITE: Syrian refugee saying: "Even while we were trying to escape, Bashar al Assad's mercenaries, were shooting at children." The attack in Azaz comes on the same day a record number of refugees poured into neighoring Turkey and Jordan.

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Syrian air strike buries town under rubble

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 01:05