Violence in Syria intensifies

April 26, 2011

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Residents of Homs, Syria fill a large square during prayers on April 24, 2011.

The Syrian government has intensified its crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations. Today, witnesses in the city of Dara'a say they’ve heard gunfire. Human rights activists estimate that up to 25 people were killed in Dara’a on Monday after a military attack on protesters.

Yaser Tabbara is a Chicago lawyer who writes the blog Damascene Thoughts. He joins us to discuss the escalating violence in Syria.