June 8th, 2012
06:35 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Snipers target children in Syria

In video that Anderson calls "heartbreaking," Robert King documents a medical clinic in the besieged city of Al-Qusayr, in the provence of Homs, Syria. The images are difficult to look at - children's bodies torn apart, caked in blood, some are lifeless.

Doctors and nurses are trying heroically to save the lives of innocent civilians and bring new life into the world, all while their own lives are threatened by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

In the makeshift field hospital, the staff treats hundreds daily, without enough resources and medical supplies to help their fragile patients.

King is risking his safety to tell the story. He's desperate to call attention to the government's massacre. "The world is ignoring these crimes. They’re becoming complacent and history will not forget this," he said.

Watch a preview of Anderson's interview with King, and don't miss the entire conversation tonight on AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

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  1. Margaret Ritsch

    How is the world ignoring these crimes? Millions are following CNN, BBC and NPR as they report the incredibly disturbing news out of Syria. It is horrifying that the Syrian government is getting away with this slaughter. CNN and other outlets have a responsibility also to tell viewers if there is anything they can do that would make any kind of a difference.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  2. Meredith

    Horrifying footage. Thank you for bringing the true picture of what is happening, regardless of how few of us seem to want to see and hear it.

    June 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
  3. Laura

    Anderson, thank you for covering the massacre in Syria. It is so sad.

    June 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Larry Braden

    I sat tonight and watched the horror of Syria, first dismayed by the images I saw, knowing by now, just a bit of what is going on. I then found myself shouting the strongest profanity I know, and ended with tears. Why such anger immediately juxtaposed to anguish. Its because there seems nothing I or we can do. There is no room for negotiation and giving money is not an option (who to and for what). I imagine (that) a small international force that quietly and effectively topples that regime and removes its leadership from earth. I pray that we can all realize that violence, destruction and death to end conflict is indeed obsolete....no one wins anymore when we seek to destroy or kill.

    June 8, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  5. Sharona Hurmuses

    This massacre of children in Syria is heartbreaking and the world just sits and watch. How many more children must die before governments get together to do something.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  6. eleanor wiley

    Although it is dreadful to see what is happening to the people of Syria I thank you for covering this horrible situation. I feel impotent in the face of this horrible treatment of people. do you or anyone have any suggestions on how we can get medical supplies and protection to these amazing doctors who are caring for the wounded. My prayers are with them but what more can we do.Blessings on your journey

    June 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  7. Sana Siddiqi

    Anderson, we need to do something about Syria.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  8. Griff

    "Jounalist are supposed tom die> There would be no use for messenger with the message!! Who want to read boring news?? Who want to listen??? Every movie made is about Conflicts!!"

    June 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  9. Griff

    "It's like slaughtering cattle in the middle east, and always has been. Talking about that part of the world and their every day problems is a thousand years of strife. They breed that way!!! Why do you think they have the largest populations??? But nobody really cares!!! Selling weapopns is all that counts!!!"

    June 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm |