Nightly News   |  January 27, 2012

Upsurge of violence in Syria

More than 70 people have been killed since Thursday, including women and children. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> overseas tonight, a dramatic surge of violence in syria. government forces there have killed more than 70 people since thursday. reportedly including women and children , including what's being called the slaughter of alt least one entire family. making the last 48 hours among the bloodiest in the ten-month uprising in syria. the death toll so far since last march, more than 5,400 people.