Gourevitch begins: "In Syria, over the past nine months, agents of President Bashar al-Assad's security apparatus have killed more than five thousand citizens, according to the United Nations. That's an average of about twenty citizens a day since March, when peaceful demonstrators took to the streets to protest the Assad family's forty-year dictatorship and the slaughter began."
Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), opposing the Syrian government, stand in the valley near the village of Ain al-Baida, 12/15/11. (photo: AFP)
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