Syrian woman talking to Sue Lloyd-Roberts
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Syrians talk to undercover Newsnight reporter

Syrian state television has broadcast pictures which it says prove that foreign troublemakers are misrepresenting the situation in the country, and that people there are fanatically devoted to President Assad.

At the same time, activists have said the president's troops continued to fire on protesters in various cities, killing seven people, one of whom was reported to be a 13-year-old boy.

But no one outside Syria knows for certain because the regime will not allow foreign journalists access to the country.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts travelled to Damascus for Newsnight, posing as a tourist to make this report in secret.

BBC News: Newsnight

Broadcast on Tuesday 21 June 2011.

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