Conflict & Justice

Ex-Attorney-General Bakkour 'Survives Attack'

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Syria seems to be sliding deeper into a civil war along sectarian lines. (Photo: bleu man/Flickr)

The former attorney-general in Hama who disappeared last week has survived an attack by Syrian security forces, according to an audio message on YouTube. In the message, a voice activists say is that of Adnan Bakkour says he was tracked down on Saturday.

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Four of his bodyguards were killed and Bakkour was slightly wounded, but managed to escape, adds the voice.

Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from reporter Ben Gilbert.