Amateur video posted online shows air strikes hitting what is said to be Daraa in Southern Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Assault on Daraa. Amateur video which cannot be independently verified by Reuters appears to show Syrian air strikes targeting the Southern city. The Syrian conflict began in Daraa as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Now the war has spread across the country with a death toll estimated at 250,000. In the wake of the Paris attacks, talks on Syria appeared to narrow the gap that divides Russia, which like Iran supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and the West, which wants Assad out. But there is no resolution yet as warfare continues to engulf Syria.