Syria Continues Bloody Crackdowns

Regime of President Bashar Assad escalates crackdowns against dissenters.
1:38 | 01/28/12

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Syria this evening new and very typical images as the regime of president Bashar Asad. Escalates its bloody crackdown on protesters more than eighty people. Have been killed in just the past 72 hours at ABC's Alex -- court who recently traveled to Syria has the latest tonight on these new victims some of them children. Again a warning here this is difficult to watch. Disturbing images of a Stanley with several young children reportedly killed by Syrian security forces in the city of homes and I did -- Dallas. -- -- -- it's a genocide -- a man and this graphic video posted online by opposition activists ABC news cannot verify its authenticity. The situation on the ground deteriorating the Arab League is pulling out its observers who. Been in Syria for the past -- investigating the crisis in December president decide denied responsibility for civilian death in an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters will no government can -- wouldn't keep its people and -- If -- buddy there's the person last month just outside Damascus we saw firsthand what protesters are up against. -- -- MT on this street outside the mosque but that's not at all the case off my left -- of the dozens of very tough looking security men. Dressed in riot here armed with the times and AK forty sevens. Hold grows -- -- the ranks and resolve them defected soldiers now fighting the regime. It's taking control of some suburban neighborhoods and are fighting near the capital. But -- the president defying calls to step down fighting and bloodshed can only escalate Alex Marquardt ABC news.

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