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ON AIR 1700G: Syria, Yemen and Libya

Jill McGivering Jill McGivering | 17:40 UK time, Tuesday, 7 June 2011

 

This topic was discussed on World Have Your Say in 7 June, 2011. Listen to the programme.

It's proving extremely difficult to find out exactly what's happening in the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur. Have a look at this BBC piece which assesses who's saying what.

There are reports that some residents are now fleeing the town because they're frightened of a military assault. The Syrian authorities say there'll be decisive action to restore control. All this after state media reported that more than a hundred and twenty members of the security forces were killed there in the last few days of violence.

In Libya, huge explosions are reported in Tripoli as Nato jets strike. And in Yemen, there's more violence in the south amid uncertainty about the political future, now President Saleh has left the country for medical treatment. The Guardian newspaper has this assessment of what may come next.

We'll have the latest on what's happening in Syria. And as the turmoil continues across the region, we want to ask: what impact is the unrest having on daily life? Are you living in a country where there's currently turmoil - or perhaps in touch with family there? What can you tell us about the conditions - and how to cope, practically and psychologically?

Look forward to hearing from you soon.



 



It's proving extremely difficult to find out exactly what's happening in the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur. Have a look at this BBC piece which assesses who's saying what.


There are reports that some residents are now fleeing the town because they're frightened of a military assault. The Syrian authorities say there'll be decisive action to restore control. All this after state media reported that more than a hundred and twenty members of the security forces were killed there in the last few days of violence.


In Libya, huge explosions are reported in Tripoli as Nato jets strike. And in Yemen, there's more violence in the south amid uncertainty about the political future, now President Saleh has left the country for medical treatment. The Guardian newspaper has this assessment of what may come next.


We'll have the latest on what's happening in Syria. And as the turmoil continues across the region, we want to ask: what impact is the unrest having on daily life? Are you living in a country where there's currently turmoil - or perhaps in touch with family there? What can you tell us about the conditions - and how to cope, practically and psychologically?


Look forward to hearing from you soon.


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