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U.S. Ambassador To Syria Discusses Recent Violence

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U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has drawn the ire of the Syrian regime by defying travel restrictions and supporting the opposition movement. Last week, he attended the memorial service for a human rights activist, who was arrested by Syrian authorities and died in custody. Earlier, he made unannounced trips to Syrian cities that have been hotbeds of unrest, where the regime has cracked down especially hard. Melissa Block talks with Ford about violence in Syria.
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