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“It is a war here, a war,” said a 28-year-old mother of two reached by phone in the Midan neighborhood. She said she didn’t know if there were rebels on her street because she was scared that looking out the window would draw fire. She said her 5-year-old son had not stopped screaming since the fighting started Sunday.
“Assad will only go after he kills all of us,” said the woman, who declined to give her name for fear of reprisals from Syrian security.
The Syrian regime has grown increasingly isolated throughout the crisis, with a number of Arab and Western nations withdrawing their ambassadors to protest the crackdown.
Associated Press writer Jim Heintz contributed reporting from Moscow.
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