Lifestyle & Belief

Syria Crisis: How Violence is Affecting Everyday Life

Violence continues in Syria. On Monday, 23 Syrian soldiers are said to have been killed in clashes in the city of Rastan.

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The World's Laura Lynch has just returned from Syria, where she had the opportunity to ask people in Damascus about how the upheaval there is affecting everyday life.

Lynch says that the violence there has caused some people to move their families to different parts of the city during the weekend, when violence is usually worst.

Others told her that they have put photos of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in their windows as a way to try to dissuade security forces from coming into their homes.

Laura Lynch talks with Lisa Mullins about what she heard from the residents of Damascus.