GWEN IFILL (Newshour): Next, the violence in Syria, where the government of Bashar al-Assad has stepped up its deadly crackdown, one week after agreeing to negotiate with the dissidents. More than 3,500 people have been killed over the last eight months, 60 of them in the last few days in the city of Homs.
Margaret Warner has more.
MARGARET WARNER (Newshour): Only rarely have foreign journalists been able to report from Syria since the uprising began. But independent British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai entered the country in September with freelance producer Wael Dabbous.
Tonight, our partners at "Frontline" are airing their clandestinely taped documentary (Syria Undercover 31:03) on PBS.
In this excerpt, Navai is holed up in an activist safe house in the town of Madaya.
COMMENT: What is going on in Syria is really horrific. Bashar al-Assad is a mirror of Pol Pot and his sub-human Khmer Rouge regime.
My sincere condolences to the Syrian people.