Activist in Douma
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Defying Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma

Violence between troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and defectors from the Free Syrian Army flared on Thursday, as Syrian rebels continued their campaign against the government.

The fighting centred on Douma, which was one of the first areas to join the uprising when it began last March.

With the help of local activists on Wednesday night, the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen visited the flashpoint.

Watch more of Jeremy Bowen's reports from Syria below.

Homs 'like city at war'

Jeremy Bowen visits Homs which he says is 'starting to look like a city at war'

Meeting pro-Assad supporters

Jeremy Bowen meets pro-Assad supporters in Damascus

inside Syria's 'free' town Zabadani

Jeremy Bowen goes inside Syria's 'free' town Zabadani

Inside the city of Deraa

Jeremy Bowen gets rare access to the city of Deraa

  • 26 Jan 2012
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