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Bodies wrenched from smoke and rubble - amvid

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:23

March 19 - Amateur video appears to show bodies being pulled from rubble as thick smoke rises from devastated urban areas claimed to be Idlib and Aleppo. Sarah Toms reports.

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A plume of smoke rises across what's believed to be the northern city of Aleppo in Syria. This video, which was obtained from a social media website, is reportedly of bombings on Tuesday by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this video. Confused children and adults run through the devastation searching for survivors. People can be seen pulling bodies from the rubble. It's been more than three years, since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began and Syria is still burdened by the war. Here other video appears to show civilians and rebel fighters fleeing the town of Yabroud hours before its recapture by Syrian forces. PERSON OFF CAMERA SAYS (Arabic): "Since you've been forced out of several homes, can you tell us what this will be like?" UNIDENTIFIED MAN RESPONDS (Arabic): "I only hope you don't suffer as much as we do." The convoy of vehicles negotiates its way along the mountainous lanes towards the border into Lebanon. Yabroud, the highway linking Damascus to Aleppo was the last rebel bastion. Thousands of people fled Yabroud in the last month since the government offensive began. Rights groups say that more than 136,000 people have been killed in the last three years and still the fighting shows no signs of letting up.

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Bodies wrenched from smoke and rubble - amvid

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:23