Nightly News | February 08, 2012
>>> not many journalists able to get into syria since the uprising started. bill neily, veteran correspondent for our british broadcasting partners itn has gotten in and is on the ground in damascus tonight. when journalists are able to operate there, they are accompanied. what have you been able to see and what can you describe tonight?
>> reporter: brian, as you can see here in damascus , lights are on. it all seems perfectly normal. there is certainly no shelling. in homs , as you've seen, it is very, very different indeed. there have been another day of bombardment there. president assad is over in his residence there. 24 hours ago he promised toned the killing. he didn't say how he would do that and it seems he is determined to end it by killing anyone who takes up the gun against him. tyranny, he feels diplomacy isn't doing anything and diplomacy doesn't seem to be working. the air is filled with recriminations and with the cries of people from homs . one man told me today, one activist said, at the beginning in places luke homs , we tried to use social media , but all that's showing is our suffering. we hope the arab league would help, but they didn't. we hoped the u.n. would help, but they haven't. now we're on our own. he said 6,000 people have died. to stop now would be to dishonor their sacrifice. we're not going to stop.
>> bill neily in damascus , bill, we are curious to see the reporting you're allowed to do while there.