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March 2nd, 2012
10:35 PM ET

Video: Conroy on Syria: 'It's a slaughterhouse'

Paul Conroy, a British photojournalist who was recently smuggled out of Syria, spoke with Anderson by phone earlier tonight. He was injured in the same shelling that killed his friends and colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik. "This was murder" Conroy told us, "professional artillerymen targeted and murdered Marie Colvin. They murdered Remi." Conroy, who has covered wars and conflicts all over the world says what he's witnessed in Syria is a systematic slaughter of civilians by the regime. He calls this the most ferocious and unnecessary violence he's seen, and that the world has stood by and watched this assault continue while doing nothing. Although Conroy just escaped Syria, he says he would go back to confront Assad. "I would go face to face with anyone in the Syrian regime and refute their lies," Conroy told us.

 

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  1. Tomi Adewale

    Hey Anderson,
    Been trying to follow your coverage on what's happening in Syria. What can American citizens do to try and get international involvement? Write our President and Senators? I've done that. Anything else? Why aren't we as a nation responding?

    Tomi

    March 3, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  2. tracye

    how horrific. when are people going to stop this insanity, and learn to live in peace, despite our differences? my heart goes out to each and every one of those who are affected by this...

    March 3, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  3. Anita

    I am not a politician, I am not a fanatic religious person. I do not belong to any party. I am just simply a human being. I know nothing about politics which I believe is all about money and the oil which I hope they all chock on it!.
    I cry tears of blood for the children and women being raped and tortured. For all the civilians who die for no reason.
    Real shame on the free world! and United Nations. I do not care about politics or money I just care for the waste of human lives. I wonder would all the ones sitting at the comfort of their homes feel the same if it was their own flesh and blood. Shame on this world! to sit back and allow this to happen no matter what the reason

    March 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm |