Conflict & Justice

Syrian Activist in Damascus Says Half His Neighborhood Has Fled Due to Violence

Amer al-Sadeq has been active in the efforts to topple Bashar al-Assad since the uprising began two years ago. Al-Sadeq lives in Damascus and talks to anchor Marco Werman about how the civil war has encroached on his neighborhood.

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    Free Syrian Army fighters on a pick-up truck flash victory sign in Sidi Meqdad area in the suburbs of Damascus. (Photo: REUTERS/Ward Al-Keswani/Shaam News Network/Handout )

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    A view shows debris and blood after mortar bombs landed on the canteen of Damascus University's College of Architecture March 28, 2013 in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA.Twelve Syrian students were killed on Thursday when rebel mortar bombs landed on the canteen of Damascus University's College of Architecture, state-run media said.Al-Ikhbariya television showed images of doctors pumping the chests of at least two young men and blood splattered on the floor of what appeared to be an outdoor canteen. REUTERS/SANA/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EDUCATION) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTXY0LG