Syria Uprising Strikes Capital City of Damascus

President Bashar Al-Assad remains defiant in the face of opposition violence.
1:52 | 11/20/11

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-- in Syria this evening the revolt against President Bush are outside -- spreading this evening despite his brutal crackdown has left thousands of protesters dead. The opposition has just struck in the capital city Damascus and tonight we hear from president Asad who says he's not going anywhere. ABC's Alex -- court takes us to the Syrian border tonight. In a rare interview the man whose crackdown has left more than 1500. Syrians dead says militants are killing civilians. And he's ready to fight and die. I have no limit to do anything to through computer amid -- the country. My country not to piece of me. Eight months of anti Assad demonstrations and bloody crackdowns have given away to an armed insurgency. Led by defectors calling themselves the free Syrian army. Those hills right there are Syria and the Syrians who have fled appearance in northern Lebanon say the other side of this open border is littered with landmines. To prevent fighters and weapons from going into Syria. Today we met this twenty year old defector -- former private who said he was ordered to fire on protesters leaving a mosque. He was shot twice in the leg as he ran away now recovering in Lebanon too afraid to show his -- them and how when we're trying to organize our ranks and get ammunition sent. Then we hoped to cross for a year and attacked the regime forces and -- confident that you're free Syrian army can defeat president decides army none team that. The regime will not be removed unless we take up arms against it he said. The free Syrian army has a very long way to go before it can match the might of the Syrian military. But it's clear they're growing bolder and changing this uprising leading many to ask. Is Syria headed for civil war.

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