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Latest update : 2012-07-19

The battle for Damascus (part 2)

A game changer in Syria? After a bomb strikes at the heart of power, Laura Baines' panel discusses whether the battle for Damascus sounds the death knell for Bashar al-Assad's regime.

  • Mahmoud GABASH. Syrian activist;
  • Radwan ZIADEH. Member, Syrian National Council (from Washington);
  • Luis PERAL. Research Fellow, European Institute for Security Studies;
  • Borzou DARAGAHI. Middle East Correspondent, Financial Times (from Beirut);
  • Jonathan PARIS. Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council of the United States (from York, UK).

Produced Laura Baines, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the first part here.

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