Syria Crisis: A Firsthand Look at a Devastated Country

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The uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. A team of UN observers is currently in Syria as part of the joint UN-Arab League peace plan. This week, The World's Laura Lynch was able to visit the embattled city of Homs with UN observers and talk to residents there.
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