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Syria / Unrest #1000104

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 10, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The rebellion in Syria against President Bashir al-Assad introduced.

(Yayledagi, Turkey: Elizabeth Palmer) The crackdown against anti-government protestors featured; YouTube videos shown of the protests; scenes shown of refugees at Yayledagi† camp in Turkey, a civilian being kicked in the street, a wounded man in the hospital; details given about atrocities by the Syrian military. The escalation of the unrest with helicopter gunships firing on the crowds and the efforts of Syrian troops to keep refugees from fleeing discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The killing of 5000 people by Assad’s father, Hafez al-Assad†, during a revolt in 1982 noted.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Palmer, Elizabeth
Duration:
00:03:50

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