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Syria / Uprising / Ford Interview #1017148

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The violence in Syria noted; scenes shown from the site of a suicide bombing in Aleppo and the fighting in Homs.

(Inside Syria: Clarissa Ward) A moment of relief from the violence featured; scenes shown of boys leading chants against Syrian President Bashir al-Assad after Friday prayers, the demonstration in the “free zone” where government forces have been pushed out, women calling for freedom, the burning of photographs of the leaders of Russia and China who support Assad’s regime. [WOMAN – says she lost her brother.] The stories from the people in the square discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Some background information on Assad, who took over for his father, Hafez al-Assad, presented. The diplomatic activities of US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford† reviewed; photos and footage shown. [From Paris, FORD – explains the US role in Syria; says the Syrian government has organized gangs that haul people out of their homes and air power won’t solve a problem like that; says we want to find ways not using military force to bring a solution.]

Pelley, Scott;
Ward, Clarissa

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