Sept. 16 - Protesters fill the streets of Damascus and Homs amid reports that Syrian forces are attacking anti-Assad demonstrators. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Amateur video out of Syria shows women on the streets of Damascus raising their voices against the regime. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters comes amid reports that Syrian forces killed 20 demonstrators Friday and flooded areas around Damascus with troops to try to end six months of demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad. More footage out of Damascus shows a sign reading no compromise with criminals as demonstrators fill the streets. Video out of Homs, appears to show mass crowds chanting "we will continue until the regime falls'' and "Syria wants freedom." The United Nations says 2,600 people have been killed since the uprising began in March. Syria has banned most media from the country, making it difficult to verify accounts from activists and the government. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters