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A revolution one stitch at a time

Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 01:30

Mar. 3 - Activists defy the Syrian government by making banners, placards and uniforms to support the anti-government movement. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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Knitting for the revolution in Syria. Activists in a village near Homs help Syrian rebels by sewing military uniforms and rebel flags. Some have faced their own losses during protests against President Bashar al-Assad. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED SYRIAN WOMAN, SAYING: "My brother is injured and I will keep on working and participate in the protests and with the Free Syrian Army to get rid of this corrupt regime, and we will not fall back and will not kneel or surrender." They are left with few choices. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED SYRIAN WOMAN, SAYING: "We expect that they will bomb us anytime and will destroy our houses, but we are not frightened and will not leave our houses, because we have no where else to go to." They fear once Assad's forces clear rebel strongholds in Homs they will be next. One soldier from the opposition Free Syria army offers assurances. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED FREE SYRIAN ARMY SOLDIER SAYING: "Homs will not fall, as long as there is a soul and a drop of blood in it, we will continue fighting, we will stay in our path until we get rid of the regime." The UN says Syrian forces have killed more than 7,500 civilians since the uprising began last March. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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A revolution one stitch at a time

Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 01:30