The Syrian army, backed by tanks and artillery, has stormed the southern town of Deraa, where protests against the government of Bashar al-Assad began about five weeks ago. Soldiers have also sealed off the nearby border with Jordan, and there are reports of more violence against protesters in several areas, including the suburbs of Damascus. For more, host Michele Norris speaks to NPR's Deborah Amos.
Syria Steps Up Crackdown On Protesters
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