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Violence in Syria escalating

06-12-2012 22:31 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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In Syria, violence keeps escalating, concerns are mounting that the country may be heading for an all out war.

After a week of intensive fighting, destruction can be seen everywhere in the country. Devastated homes and a mosque in the town of Talbiseh bore witness to the recent violence. On Tuesday, Syrian forces barraged Homs with mortar shells, while clashes broke out elsewhere in the country. This came after a car bomb killed a dozen people in the city late Monday.

The United Nations has accused the government of using children as young as 9 years old as human shields. The report also said children have been victims of detention, torture and sexual violence.

Bloodshed has spiked in recent weeks with an increase in attacks as both sides ignore an internationally brokered cease-fire that was supposed to go into effect April 12, but never took hold. Activists say more than 13-thousand people have been killed since Syria’s crisis began in March 2011.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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