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Inside Deraa: Town at centre of Syria uprising

Ten months have passed since demonstrations in the Syrian city of Deraa sparked off an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

In that time thousands have been killed as the protest spread to every major city in the country. The violence between government forces and their opponents shows little sign of abating.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen gained rare access to Deraa.

The faces of some people in his report have been obscured to ensure their safety.

  • 19 Jan 2012
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