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February 22nd, 2012
06:27 PM ET

Syria: Cut off and under fire in Homs

Relentless shelling forces families underground in Homs, Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon, safely back in Beirut, talks about her experience there.

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Filed under: backstory • Middle East • Syria • Syria
February 10th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
February 10th, 2012
03:37 PM ET
A Rare Look Inside Syria
January 24th, 2012
09:29 PM ET

A Rare Look Inside Syria

Since the violence began in Syria, CNN and other media outlets have been working at a disadvantage.  The Syrian government has imposed severe restrictions on foreign journalists, allowing few of them to enter the country to report.  That means we've been unable to see for ourselves what has been happening.

But recently, Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson was allowed to enter the country, following Arab League monitors on their fact-finding mission.  In this report, Nic gives us a rare look at how tensions inside the country are making it hard for Syrians to live... and shows us the challenges of capturing what is really happening in Syria.

We spoke with Nic Robertson from London, after he returned from Syria, to get him to go into more detail about what it was like to report under such taxing conditions inside of Syria.


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