Despite Cease-Fire Push, Violence Escalates In Syria
By: Kelly McEvers
March 24, 2012
The situation in Syria got much more troubling this week, as thousands of people around the country went to protest against the government, government troops continued to fire on protesters, and armed rebels clashed with government troops in what's looking more and more like an insurgency. All this despite a push by the United Nations for a cease-fire.
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