Syrian-born professor advocates for U.S. intervention

Sep 13, 2013

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More than 100,000 people have been killed and nearly a quarter of Syria’s population has been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began in March 2011. 

As Secretary of State John Kerry works with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on negotiations to have President Assad hand over all of his regime’s chemical weapons, the war on the ground in Syria continues.

Here to give us more of a sense of what’s happening inside Syria is Asaad al-Saleh. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Utah and is writing a book on the conflict called the “Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Revolution.” Professor al-Saleh was born and raised in Syria.