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forces have now a devolves into areas between the main towns of duma and harasta and that effectively cut some off from each other it follows the first evacuation of syrian rebel fighters and their families on friday alan fisher has more. on turkey's border with syria. well certainly there was no indication that they were going to leave in use this humanitarian corridor that had been set up by the russians they're being released from prison thirteen fighters by those in control of guta at the moment the thirteen fighters and their families are going to in the loop that is part of the the operation that could be ongoing according to syrian state television they say that there are others in the city you want to make use of this humanitarian corridor talking of humanitarian aid you'll remember that there was a need convoy which went into eastern ghouta earlier this week forty six lorries went in only thirteen couldn't unload anything because there was ongoing fighting
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near where they were carrying out their operations that they had to pull out they went back in on friday and again they went through the able to unload the into all the trucks because of increased fighting in or own where they were trying to unload the aid now you remember that the red cross red crescent got permission to take food in for about seventy thousand people in the end the only got food in for about twenty thousand people and country the population of scooter is estimated to be somewhere in the region of four hundred thousand known as you say fifty five people killed on friday a number of people killed an airstrike and saturday the concern is that the number of dead will go up because a number of buildings were attacked in some of the main population centers and there is the fear that there are still bodies underneath the rubble donald trump says a deal between the u.s. and north korea on its nuclear program is very much in the making the u.s. president tweeted that if completed the agreement will be create
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a very good one for the world the white house says there will be no preconditions for a meeting between trump and kim jong un finding. the russian president vladimir putin has rejected accusations by u.s. intelligence services that he ordered citizens to interfere in the twenty sixteen presidential election in an interview president putin said he couldn't care less if anyone meddled in the campaign as they weren't connected to the kremlin he also said there were no plans to extradite thirteen russian citizens accused of attempting to interfere in the trunk campaign india and france have signed deals worth sixteen billion dollars after prime minister narendra modi had talks with president emmanuel mccraw the agreements include cooperation on defense energy space and counter-terrorism and the construction of a nuclear power plant in india it was also a pledge to work together to ensure the freedom of navigation in the indian ocean. and. the pacific or the indian ocean cannot be places for head to morning hours we
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are therefore building a strategic partnership in this respect this is also the purpose of our defense cooperation was born a while ago and was also tested in difficult times but beyond political alternatives in both fronts and in india this cooperation in the defense sector now has a new significance because it is essential to our strategic independence. that for world peace progress and prosperity in the future the indian ocean region is going to play a very important role. merrit time security and freedom of navigation or flight the economy to strengthen our partnership this is why today. joins to be degree. in the indian ocean region to turkish journalists have been allowed to leave jail by a judge after more than a year behind bars the pair remain charged with terror related offenses linked to their work for an opposition newspaper
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a total of seventeen staff from the paper due to be tried but this is the headlines the boy who started the syrian war is next. another day another hit and run mission for the free syrian army in the southern city of. najaf. it's classic urban guerrilla warfare and no one knows the streets better than those
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who played here as children. these men old grew up in but this is no game and if the government troops pinpoint them they're dead. because i. should have a little bit. it's not. just a fun thing to think of. it is here in this city that the uprising against bashar al assad began. among these fighters is a young man who bears a unique and unintended responsibility his name is see a snake. on the lot of other modern animals in
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what. was it. was just fourteen when he sprayed antigovernment slogans on this school wall in the . it was february two thousand and eleven and he could never have imagined the consequences. well over half a million people have been killed in syria since the start of the war. malawi as home city has been ravaged by street fighting shelling barrel bombing the war has created scars that may never heal.
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the so-called arab spring had roused popular sentiment across the middle east tunisia egypt libya yemen and many more so millions of people take to the streets. people protesting dictatorship and demanding democratic freedoms. but malawi is graffiti was more a mischievous act of youthful defiance. or a thought that was all muscle force. a man a. lot of knowledge about what. kind of my dad and what i thought. about you i meant to do shut the
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door and i'm nuts about. all the. well a lot of toys. are allowed. in the month of the following them in. his father's fears were well founded. malawi his three accomplices were rounded up by the police together with a dozen other suspects. before. dragged out of bed in a dawn raid he was driven away in handcuffs his family had no idea where he was being taken but knew of the syrian authorities reputation for brutality. my roof abood was an accountant for twenty years until the uprising. but then
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jani you took them condemned you know a lot of that in there as our mother did that come to us and thought that if the new law. anyone got. some oxygen. they have somebody. to look at. that they've got a. problem which one out of one of the public data going to be going on a little store head kind of are going to look a little in. need to be there to help us live or not i want to. liken them to themselves think of how many. well some of them a hundred are not who said you understood you had that idea you home. or you can be out of place at that even and that will help and i would not wonder. about that garbo. link kind of got a lot of the photo how. my you can the way you are if i think i live it goes with
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the whole. fellow. well met the t. that all. the. don't feel shame recognition of hollywood which may have. come with. your. mom's a lot of but it was as i love south along with the more you were looking all your me in that that. when their fathers tried to find out what had become of the boys they were told forget those children go home and make some more if you can't manage send us your women and we'll make more for you. how do you know who are much younger he can win this. although he was the kid that. plan that is there for the ship. that fearing for the boy's safety
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after a month in police custody thousands began taking to the streets demanding their return. and i'm going to be that i am no one who nicely shot of a lot. stronger than that and know how. clueless idiot confronted without us luton on the can. canonic another marriage is you know. never going to not hear no edition you are not going to understand that and you know just a little. around two thirty. the police began treating the demonstration as a riot. this formed barricades fire tear gas and water cannons. the crowd filled back but didn't disperse. soon after that special
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forces were helicoptered in from damascus with orders to quell the riot at all costs. just after four pm and that friday they opened fire and the crowd. got another call. along with another man's and then the lot of a lot of them off as nana insult luck of cost if you. see just how foolish you had a bunch of him that he should have been away all. the. functions of a. clue thousands out of the photo. the one that's the ticket out of the
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us the model the minute we get ourselves. so let's follow seven kilometer generally had enough on. the bottom and so on the. so had to have had enough fun. next day with feelings running high the burial of the two men security forces again opened fire. did several mourners and killed a child. anyone with gunshot wounds would be arrested if they went to the hospital so the a lamar the mosque the oldest in the city became a first aid station. was.
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told. but in the early hours of twenty third march security forces stormed the mosque seven were shot dead including a doctor i did go to with meals and would leave them i mean how. do you live i mean . i'm outraged by all the killing thousands more flooded into the city from the outlying districts. sensing things were getting beyond their control the authorities released the boys from custody. but the sight of the battered faces incensed the crowd again. of. the law or was that a. little. while ago. if manifold were fired. if a lot of them. were with them more than
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a shot in the game will follow the rules is not gonna challenge. now holds a lot of walls hold us a lot of it. a noisy throng of thousands the crowd assumed safety in numbers but the security forces declared a breach of public order and opened fire on the demonstrators. her your i am. i. left my mobile phones and the internet meant the entire nation saw what was
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happening. syrians were dying on line. most talk on. the most a. whole blowhole. that way for. example the. protest spread from the south to latakia damascus homes bunya us hama. north to aleppo and east. this was no longer a protest over the arrest of some young boys it did become an uprising and i am going to learn your car going to see it to see. when not i'm not. going to see in bosnia. iraq and iran can come stosh else i want to scream and.
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models first recruits was his brother more tough doing it that his shots. the one. article. a while wanted to have gun and then move on then move on or have a heavy gun cabinet. the brothers village of nyima on the eastern outskirts of daraa had a reputation for defiance and a show of force government troops blasted their way in. the in the olds all month all show all shot into the full on the look also of. the humming jewish in the nine of them on the job was large i am not a but i'm a block not a thief initial efforts are not about luck i'm not a lush white jacking man as an up off place. coming up with a good. american
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gun paving the guy up and the lock on the. others well for the first of all welcome. model if the accountant became a roof the warrior. like most of his men he'd completed national service as a young man he'd been trained as a fighter pilot. in the day or two more and more dishes three i'll cross in a month but i wanted just a story he agreed joe you saw the money in. but he would now be using his military experience to fight for what became the free
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syrian army against his own government. mossad did the morning i'm going to the not going to do i don't get here is a good. walk on the. ground . well small militias were confronting a military goliath the demonstrations went on. bigger angrier crowds took to the streets. and women soon joined the protests. around one hundred and the place own instead of going into the hall of one had now the whole that you are. so it on the bus. but he warned us. that the whole community. sell his weapon was the internet she called attention to the struggle raising awareness across syria and beyond. now syrians who live
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abroad could see events taking place in their homeland. i fear. that. america wander around them on a dark. a kind of fog that what i do i'm funny with that emily. and see what i do and i go up. like many others syrians returning from abroad of books aside brought back skills in short supply at home and. using his engineering knowledge he turned a remote farm building outside into a factory making bombs mines and rockets.
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there's no sophisticated technology here just the kind of industrial plant that any small engineering company might use. and. this is t.n.t. reclaimed from government bombs that dropped them but failed to explode. making bombs is dangerous work. it's all highly toxic and the side effects can be painful. but. just trying to find things in
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a war that is seen government forces massively outgunned the opposition the rebels and have had to improvise to survive. three lives things. here. somehow alongside the rockets and bombs. there is a living breathing community where ordinary people do ordinary things. come to. myself. yeah i'm sure myself and then and enough that i'm your man but above you down on this that's a lot of it knocked out of vienna my fist and i'm a size and i'm of the novel's up mo. but sometimes it's worse than
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a missile or even a barrel bomb. a shipping container loaded with explosives and dropped from a helicopter creates carnage in a residential area. and how you set us up in a. i'm fellow dilate that i know. where that is where a lot of. but a lot one night that's what i did up but. in the seven hundred odd. how you can't even. look at it. because. as you come. in they gather you think. that. they're still. on beat i've got
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a dog. a judge on the cell phone call them with with our shout i want you know about. that i'm going to have that don't but if you got them but no doubt the young man. in rebel held areas children longer among the ruins to sell that anything that might be useful. state schools like the one mall we attended had been closed for years but small underground schools have risen from the ashes. and sand i mean i thought i would have been there but the had some of the best yet i did. not hotter than the another kind of them in a hole nothing from the bonaduce. level stuff and i went in knew the fun was found in my father and that estimate of some of us it. doesn't come on often i met him though just ahead of it i think i might have been nothing.
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all. i. can she. had them and. i hope to win the us but that. was said to be nice. to see you focus your one hundred. and has some a sham a father and the good woman. show now i love you how did you. come to nothing but i saw. a man believes passionately in the role of women in the revolution. and hold on to both the. numbers and the product i'm a born on i don't have that. sally the internet activist also
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took on a practical role with children she became a civil defense trainer teaching survival techniques. at least fifty thousand children have been killed in syria since the uprising began. a limited court i want to go to others live a shadow. of death but a fairly at the one in the job shift i'm going to go dawgs. well the kumba. well understood didn't. exactly that then but. there is a sort of cause for clear or fishman can get into trouble for you. but i'm fairly ok. only it was the heart of the. film so how do you. long for a few hundred in the plan i did a film in. this admittedly. they were. the saucer crossover and then
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never thought. of that as much for debt at the show and took out their mellow young teacher for the cash at math and physics and now the question. i have been getting . you think that if they do not move up to the lesson the children make their way home with a leaflet and a little more awareness. in truth though there's little defense against a barrel or container bomb. the military often talk about smart weapons and surgical strikes. that's not what's being used here. but. bombs dropped on killed women children old people anyone.
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you know it was. clear. that. even the boy whose actions started it all would lose his own father. were such a problem is something which is a geopolitical issue that's for governments international institutions to manage and refugees don't have the right to war freely on the other boards and will freely as far and as much as they want it's a multinational colonialism this is a v i'm not and over the democratic process these companies they just want the money europe's forbidden colony episode one at this time on al-jazeera.
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four hours ground forces of now advance into areas between the two main towns of duma and harass effectively cutting them off from each other it follows the first evacuation of syrian rebel fighters and their families on friday. donald trump says a deal between the u.s. and north korea on its nuclear program is very much in the making the u.s. president tweeted that if completed the agreement would be quote a very good one for the world the white house says they'll be no preconditions for the meeting between trump and kim jong il by may. the russian president vladimir putin has rejected accusations by u.s. intelligence services that he ordered citizens to interfere in the twenty six same presidential election in an interview president putin said he couldn't care less if anyone meddled in the campaign as they weren't connected to the kremlin he also said there are no plans to extradite thirteen russian citizens accused of attempting to interfere in the trunk campaign. india and france have signed deals
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with sixteen billion dollars after prime minister narendra modi had talks with president emanuel macro the agreements include cooperation on defense and space and counterterrorism and the construction of a nuclear power plant in india there is also a place to put together racial the freedom of navigation in the indian nation. e.u. japan and u.s. trade officials are meeting in brussels to discuss president transplant on steel and imports the european bloc has threatened to impose tariffs on u.s. products in retaliation washington's international allies have warned that the us president's move could end up causing more harm to them than to china which is the plans intended target to have been allowed to leave jail by a judge after more than a year behind jail behind bars the pair remain charged with terrorism offenses
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linked to their work for an opposition newspaper right up to date those are the headlines let's go back now to the boy who started the syrian war. the boy who was unwitting action sparked the civil war lost the most important person in his life i always thought the office from the loft on in the bottom of
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the. bell for. a little while dot on a whim then. off in the form of a deal of the can to help the weak. especially the middle of the us at the dinner and the like to be. out of it. and alone a to. come home had been the isle of tampa. but his dreams were shattered by the war. and when his father was killed the family was plunged into poverty. saw only one option open to.
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a social movement is used up all my good. for that the know she. is you longing for. just four weeks after joining the f.s.a. while he was shot and wounded in the leg. treated initially by rebel field medics he then made the impulsive and dangerous decision to sneak into government territory to recover in the home of an old school friend. mary. i'm up with. it dylan. deal with the. file it you know when you'll meet them
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at the. well and. the lot of what the. well the future seems lost for so many families here find comfort in bracing the past. and the past is so rich that even the romans can be considered late comers. but the more recent history of syria is one of silence survival for the majority sunni population. in the years leading up to the revolution even small children would fights to hold their tongues. and i'm not. sure the thought. of it by. the synod that asked them and fourteen what had it today you
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can. shout out has been bath or has been about who has been. the hotter than a third. in the mud this is the formula one hind that had the challenge as i. said. i think there was something about a certain. time i must say in our country by putting it on the mend. and. we have short so. you're going to sit on sat. nothing for me and that gentleman has had the car. hits with a hit tell us. about a people to have
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a talk about. but these freedoms have come at a terrible cost. for your view doesn't work. so out here what i mean for you. might be. to do some computer. how will the phone commons or will it help a commission sure yet if. you insert a few hundred at the thought of. war it is right on their doorstep the engineer flanked by a guard detail came a long way from the body where he'd lived most of his life. now back in daraa where he was born his home city has become a concrete skeleton. so
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for the thought of all the cab on the market and the tea which others can handle or jewels got upset all especially. her not all but he didn't have enough to want to move all. of us up to speed for the getting home by. their subtle to help us off the probably end of the call bob told. him not too often a lot of internet over the last year. snipers lurk on the rooftops of broken buildings. movement on the streets or even
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indoors near a window often means instant death. a muscle. of one i'm not on a ship. i'm not but what if one of the celibates off the ship's. badly done much at the tip top of the ever saw in all of them. up to the done the job. done it would shut up and go to give up the country. bloody when a doctor showed up a. couple. born and asked to write. a book dreams of building a disneyland type fun park for children in the future. at
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a time he prays when rockets are no longer needed for the now the president not yet by the bottom of all. i can tell you that not be with us a bit. but. it's a nominal. and apparently casual encounter turns out to be a security checkpoint. that a lot of. fun a father who would absolutely should do so with that market if there's a sort of not a soul to go in for that will put it to. us was it that there's you know about it and enough to impose this what is that some of. them done i mean obviously we know blame them on this and it was laden with them. going to sail. children and about
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them but i want it. known they want. it to show us. a little. bit of a not for the sake of sort of how did it become public to them. bob but i'll tell you have a whole lot of book that he had off at idle. time to set up. the development of the knowledge of it to get. much of the content what's the opposite. of event with one. of the pundits you missed it up nothing. one of what the possible or the. this is one of many arms dumps a small arsenal not known all but the us now on
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a pick up anonymous not going to have him to share the office and. they're making weapons from old scrap metal. that are produced. back in town. and his men take a moment to consider the meaning of the struggle. just. why that should tell you that any ship enough to do that exemption on. a number that's not going to say it's wrong i did the book that jews are going to live and i'm going to yell. holy shit another day heaviest stuff. that has a lot of it he said. that would be about a story you get a lot of it of you are the one. that is
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a. sufi all of a futile for me that means in the dark about those who are going to be at the. play funny that you really think that you don't like police the. police just putting up. for now a book size a good puzzle work to do so he said intelligence reports of an imminent attack from a nearby government garrison. he decides to strike first. will be the most good i think the. leap. from the moment they take to the road they're at risk. the syrian air force has total control of the skies. but the rebels see a window of opportunity. on
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how to do. a book a site calculates they have nineteen minutes between surveillance flights to travel set up fire the rocket and get out of the area before the spotted from the air. with. no g.p.s. guidance here they use protractor spirit level and fuel to light. accuracy is a matter of life and death when firing a five hundred too low ball almost two kilometers. manhandling the missile into position the whole team makes the final push taking care not to disturb the trajectory. we're not gonna. have no
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idea is that if it is your model that is all but the. vietnam for the for now you have done now you're the one that it should be. after a swift final checks the order is given to stand well clear. seventeen minutes have elapsed since the last aircraft passed overhead. the rebels have two minutes to get clear and hide their truck i laugh i. even through the worst days of war people insist that life must go on.
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the mother. they still fall in love and marry. they dream of the future but the present is never far away. nothing. as it turns out model of abode has very little future to look forward to. in a desperate irony with the death and destruction of war all around him he has terminal cancer. he's leading a force three hundred strong but the men know nothing of more of condition.
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for this former accountant his first duty of the day is so vigilance. and. awful lot. about. how did. it end up in. government forces are just five hundred meters away there are snipers concealed from sight amongst the building still standing. in the distance the slightest glint of sunlight off binoculars could alert one of those snipers or even an artillery unit he seen enough time to brief is meant.
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to. be. back at base maarouf meets with a handful of his men including more of his brother and second in command. here they take delivery of communications equipment. it's as vital as bullets. small bands of guerrilla fighters can only. just in on me through coordination. led. the city and.
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the explosion is only one block away the start of a battle that will continue for three months. that. does a lot of what. the alarm is raised in vehicles brought under cover and forces for ready for combat. but. when the signal is given that men are pitched into battle. fighting rages in our camera captures just a little of the intense. in
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the heat of battle a regime sniper appears in a doorway just long enough to give himself away. he's been spotted by a rebel commander and a captured syrian army tank. three months of intensive fighting so little territorial movement but both sides suffered heavy casualties. over one hundred f. a c.
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fighters were killed seven of them from our of suit no doubt on that. my roof and self died in the closing stages. from cancer. he'd always refused to go abroad for medical care preferred to remain with his men until the very last days when he was taken to jordan. and i think i just look up on a model. doesn't know when to walk. or for the real from home. a lot of our dogs a. lot of our and where we are when you just got off of.
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to thailand a lot of club and been a good hunter though. and . as for. whose unwitting actions ignited this war he suffered another loss. his best friend amar who joined the f.s.a. on the same day he did is buried at the edge of town. but was a noble thought. problem of a local. does
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population hogged in the course of the war killed wounded sled i am told the head of it unleashed on fellow russia come in and. then a fuckin acuteness soliton a. mission that. for our time honored the man on the show for around him on the phone or on a puppy or. out a bike upon the i thought it could never have seen our car or knock on a mom with her mother second on the very claim can come out of the country who we don't like a character. in a common noun country having mass rally number even as we entered into one off for . an hour of arcanum that invented enough. in charm. school and while we are. inevitably he now questions his own
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actions. no i wasn't walk on earth was unwinnable. under the rug. on the whole no i said i know and more worth a little of all of the real work i was told to do by the war. no muss no immersion localise novels it's all us all with us it won't solve a lot of them. amid all the fighting and dying the street protests in daraa continued back. in towns and cities all across the country on both sides of the divide the only dreamt of peace. the one certainty is that syria has changed forever.
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in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their families right here the most terrible thing in syria is to be detained this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship for some time as i thought it would be better to die than continue to be surely after it and culture. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. from a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. and
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but it's also good to see what happens next which comes on top of it fired by the barriers for a model barricaded all seven streets that b.b.q. here in the middle east now has been all about change people have gone hostile here beriah the mission of the national army is to search the entire point complex and al-jazeera story is about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their culture. this is al-jazeera. hello welcome to this al-jazeera news hour live from doha i'm martine denis coming up in the next sixty minutes in a major advance a syrian army cuts off two important towns in the east and guta and its effort to
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