CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
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(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The blow to the Syrian regime with the bombing by the Free Syrian Army reviewed; scenes shown of celebrations, fighting in the streets of Damascus; map shown; details given about the blaming of Arab and Western governments. The uncertainty about Assad’s whereabouts discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Turkey: Clarissa Ward) The reaction to the bombing discussed.
(On the Turkey-Syria border: Clarissa Ward) The Free Syrian Army that started out as a group of soldiers who refused to fire on civilians featured; details given about how they got their weapons. The lack of a centralized chain of command among the rebel groups discussed.
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