Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Al-Jazeera Video: Protesters say Syrian government has increased attacks
"Defectors say that Syria is now in a state of open warfare.
Demonstrators in Homs have accused the authorities of more attacks in the city, with activists saying people are leaving the city, and those who have stayed behind are in hiding.
More videos posted by activists purports to show more troops have defected from the army. The latest group appears to be the largest yet with some estimates saying 300 soldiers abandoned their posts.
Despite this, many do not believe that civil war is imminent.
Al Jazeera's Rula Amin reports from Beirut."