Syria: Uprising by Tom Pilston

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Shadows behind closed doors in one of the rooms in the Sheraton Hotel used by Arab League monitors observing in Syria. On the 29 January 2012 the monitors suspended operations in the country due to the continuing fighting. Protests against the ruling Baathist regime erupted in March 2011and although they were peacefully government forces violently repressed them. In response to being commanded to shoot unarmed civilians large numbers of men deserted the army and formed the Free Syrian Army and an armed uprising began with major clashes taking place in early 2012...