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Syria / Crackdown / A Defector's Account #1011269

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) YouTube video from Erbeen, Syria, of the government crackdown on protesters shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; no location given: Arwa Damon) A description of the slaughter in Syria from a defector from the government discussed; details given about what he is saying about the government's financing of armed gangs of pro-government thugs being used to go after the demonstrators, how he believes President Bashir al-Assad has lost control over his "monsters"; video from Homs shown.

Cooper, Anderson;
Damon, Arwa

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