NPR Story
4:37 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Violence Between Rebels And Military Grows In Syria

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Robert Siegel talks to Deborah Amos about heavy fighting that has broken out in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Government troops — reportedly backed by helicopter gunships — are battling rebels in at least four districts of the capital. Some Syrian activists say the 16 month uprising is reaching a tipping point.