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The fog of war in Syria

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 01:00

May 1 - Amateur video appears to show the aftermath of an airstrike in Syria as President Assad prepares to seek another term. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Aftermath of an attack in Syria. Amateur video which can not be independently verified by Reuters appears to be the scramble in the streets after a government airstrike. The video comes as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plans to seek another term. Analysts say Assad's defiance of calls to step aside reflects his growing confidence that he has turned the tide of a conflict which has killed more than 150,000 people. But no one is giving up the fight. Assad's foes say the June 3 vote will be a charade -- designed to lend him the legitimacy they say he lost when he responded with force to the first wave of protests in March 2011.

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The fog of war in Syria

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 01:00