Transcript for U.S. Closes Embassy in Syria
Tension in the Middle East we -- overseas now. To an urgent crisis unfolding in Syria today the US took drastic action and closed the embassy pulling American diplomats out. It has been extremely difficult to see just how dangerous dangerous it is on the ground there but the BBC's Paul would. Was smuggled into the huge city of -- and secretly sent this report of civilians attacked by their own government. ABC's senior national correspondent Martha Raddatz shows us this new video. What you are looking at here is the year. Undercover of darkness volunteers rush to bury a seven year old girl but -- -- keep coming. There is no time for prayer no time to more -- And mortar hit a child's house here in homes. Doing a day that brought one of the fiercest attack since his uprising began. -- -- forces launching hundreds of deadly mortars at their own citizens. Living in the epicenter of the rebellion. This mother hysterical. Her son's foot long. She is begging for weapons give -- guns so we can defend ourselves. And then it gets worse mortars hit this very clinic. The medical staff -- the wounded to the street. There have been video smuggled out of homes before. But nothing like yes a BBC crew was smuggled into this city -- journalists are barred. Reporter Paul -- a witness to the terror around him. You couldn't save here a little bit of Kalashnikov -- It's a pretty -- -- gesture. This weekend Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution condemning the violence. We wondered big to give the situation that our situations that you and for the to help -- UN about. What can help us now. The US promises more pressure but the residents of homes have only seen things get worse. They now -- Syrian ground forces are poised for an even deadlier saw what Martha Raddatz ABC news Washington.
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