June 8th, 2012
10:27 PM ET

Robert King: Watched snipers target Syrian kids

A 360 exclusive: New video taken inside a makeshift hospital in Syria where doctors work desperately to save small children who are caught in the crossfire or targeted by Syrian snipers. It’s heartbreaking and difficult to watch, but it’s a story that needs to be told. Anderson speaks with the man who risked his own life to shoot the video.

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  1. Alexus Sturdivant

    I applaud Anderson Cooper and his team because they constantly follow these atrocities in Syria and bring them to light. If it wasn't for Anderson Cooper I wouldn't know about half the things going on in Syria. Everyone just assumes that things are getting better or have gotten better because they don't hear about it anymore. Well that's not true.
    Also just as a note i would like to say that children are not the only victims here.

    June 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  2. Steve Ridgway

    Have we become so complacent and so cocerned with 'taking care of #1" and all of our own "hardships" in life that we can sit by and do nothing while a ruthless regeime slaughters innocent men, women and children? I would bet if your government were sending snipers to shoot your children, troops to kill your wife, your husband, your family.......all your concerns about the price at the gas pumps, your politicical battles and opinions, the unemployment rate etc. would be the furthest from your mind. It's a small world folks. Is it acceptable if it was happeneing in the next town...the next city....the next state.....just because it is happening a lot father away...does that mean we can ignore it? Is human compassion and our collective conscience just a matter of 'distance'? If we ignore what's happening now....what will we ingore next...how much worse does it have to get or how much closer to OUR home and OUR families do human atrocities have to get before we get off our asses and realize this iisn't right AND WE AND OUR GOVERNMENTS, who are supposed to be OUR representatives, can't and shouldn't just sit by and let this happen. Thank you Anderson for trying to show what's happening to the world. At least they can't ease their conscience by saying, "We didn't know it was that bad!"

    June 9, 2012 at 1:53 am |
    • michelle

      I agree with you 100%. It's driving me nuts that this continues to happen and President Obama has not said one word. Instead he's talking economy. How about life?! Thank you for writing this.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Carmen

      Steve, I wholeheartedly agree with you. I keep screaming the same thing over and over again....But what can we do, Steve? I wish I could go there and stop it, but I will be shot as well. I can't bear any longer reading about children being tortured and killed....whole generations murdered just because it's not in my backyard. Policy?! Talks?! Sanctions?! oh please! No one has the guts to go in there and do something about it. To hell with politics, save those people!!!!!!

      June 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  3. Julie Feiner

    Keep informing the world about the ongoing massacre happening against unarmed civilians in Syria! Anderson Cooper is the ONLY one in the media reporting on the atrocities committed against children, and eventually the world will gain a conscience and listen and do something!! Thank you CNN and Anderson Cooper, for broadcasting this news into a seeming void!

    Julie Feiner

    June 9, 2012 at 1:13 am |