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An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board dropped off radar after taking off in Burkina Faso. Officials say the plane crashed in northern Mali. Erin Burnett has more.
February 6th, 2012
02:42 PM ET

Syria: 'these people feel like the world has let them down'

NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin describes the shelling and bloodshed underway in Syria as some of the most dramatic–and heartbreaking–he's ever covered. "These people feel like the world has let them down." Noting that Syrian cities like Homs have no basements, the people under attack "have nowhere to hide" and the result has been the horrific loss of life and traumatic injuries of women and children–many of most awful scenes being quickly uploaded to sites like YouTube in the hopes of gaining the world's attention–and action.
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