Girls from Deraa
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Syria unrest: Stories of children caught in violence

It is a year since a small protest took place in the south-eastern Syrian town of Deraa, following the arrests of 15 teenage boys who sprayed anti-government graffiti on a wall.

The town and its children have become enduring symbols of the resistance, with hundreds of young people among the almost 8,000 to have died in the violence.

Special Correspondent Fergal Keane reports from Jordan, near the Syrian border.

Some may find this report distressing.

  • 15 Mar 2012