Syrian Civilians Caught in the Middle of Conflict

President Assad's violent crackdown against protesters takes its toll.
1:25 | 02/16/12

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The stream of refugees and defectors from the -- army who saved the cruelty there is worse than we know. ABC's Alex -- part from the Syrian border tonight. A -- rocks the CBO homes today pounded. Nonstop for almost two weeks. The -- besides army is now expanding to other opposition stronghold. Including -- -- the birthplace of the uprising eleven months ago. In December residents were too frightened to speak with -- us. Except for one brave men and this regime he said is worse than animals. Thousands under siege over those hills and Syria have escaped to neighboring countries like Turkey. These border areas have also been a lifeline to those still inside providing supplies to civilians and equipment to fighters rising up against the regime. These soldiers defected from the Syrian army after refusing orders to fire on civilians. Do -- a -- -- -- Condit children it was woman. Onto the and we had to shoot. To -- them. Like so many inside Syria they're begging for international help amendment -- were so tired he says. Calling on the world to stop the killing. Alex Marquardt ABC news on the Turkey Syria border.

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