Syrian Government Cracks Down on Civilians in Damascus Suburbs

Monday, January 30, 2012

Syrian children hold up Syria's pre-Baath national flag, adopted by the anti-regime uprising. (MARWAN NAAMANI/Getty)

Early Sunday morning, approximately 2,000 Syrian soldiers launched an assault on the suburbs of Damascus. Armed tanks rolled into the outskirts of the city where many dissident soldiers have taken up residence. This latest spate of violence comes as the Arab League officially suspended its monitoring mission in Syria citing increasing violence and civilian deaths.

Amer Al Sadeq, a member of the Syrian Revolution Coordinators Union, joins the Takeaway from Damascus.


Amer Al Sadeq

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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