Report: Air strike kills dozens in Syria
Leland Vittert reports from Jerusalem
- Duration 4:09
- Date Dec 24, 2012
Leland Vittert reports from Jerusalem
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Vehicle horrific scene in Syria and air strike by government forces on a crowded -- reportedly killing thousands of people.
We're simply standing there waiting in line divine breath.
Adding to the chaos of a country that is coming apart at the scene stealer -- hitter does live in Bethlehem in the West Bank Leland is Syria on the verge of a total collapse.
It certainly seems that way Greg give him when president decide balls and also splitting apart along the scenes.
But those scenes are drawn upon religious -- the latest video you pointed out.
Coming to is that what -- locals call eight bakery bombing and allegedly in this area -- drop bombs often a lot of very keen observers were looking at that video say it appears as though.
There's a lot of armed men wearing camouflage among the wounded or possibly get there.
Calling into question whether this was a big green line or whether this was some type.
Rebel camp either way though it's clear that the rebels are inside.
Of these cities and that's where they are taking hold.
A game moving around the populations is what happens sadly in these kinds of civil war we do know -- there inside Syria there's increasing.
Medical shortage going on there in terms of the ability to treat any of the victims whether they be civilians in war rebel fighters and these kinds of airstrikes and it really boils home as much as we've been talking about the ability of the Syrian rebels to -- and other cities.
That the Syrian air force still controls the skies it is still able to bomb.
It's been seemingly -- impunity.
Is is there any way to know Leland -- the rebels.
Are are making headway.
In toppling the -- government.
It's usually seems in the past couple weeks the rebels are making strides in the videos -- seen a better armed veteran Clinton better organized workers and indeed the whole structure enables me to take out a lot of Syrian government positions.
Particularly in ignored but now we're seeing Syrian rebels now starting to move it.
Christian or predominantly how -- white count this.
It's going to be a big change for them is no longer -- they need to be able to end up on the population.
It's so much in their favor primarily Sunni Muslim towns now are -- moving to Shia Muslims now.
Our white towns and also Christian towns the populations are going to be pro government it's going to be a much more difficult procedure redemption tried that route those government.
Obviously you're in Bethlehem for Christmas and every year people all over the world make pilgrimages.
To Bethlehem what's it like there this year.
Events on the most amazing thing about the Middle East is that you had this civil war raging a couple of hundred miles to our north here and not slam.
It's Christmas time all star -- -- Manger square.
Eight huge Christmas tree and then behind it.
We have the church of the nativity the Latin patriarch -- -- to come down.
The star road is inside getting ready for midnight mass there inside the church that's a little bit more.
-- seven hours away here and that is win the Latin patriarch -- proclaim it.
Hitting -- fifty shots and video earlier of the Palestinian Boy Scouts marching through and it is really.
A magical scene out here -- very different Christmas.
Here in Bethlehem in what you experience.
In the United States is a lot more about the faith.
It is a lot more about the spirituality and I was talking to one American who is here visiting.
Who said that from.
Their time here they've really got a sense of what the Bible -- he -- All the sites that are talked about you get the sense of the different parts of the area the geography here they say just experiencing that is brought -- much closer to their faith.
By coming here and the holy land in this very very special time Greg.
-- I remember being there when December ending it was totally vacant was during the Intifada.
And people were too scared to go to Bethlehem and these stores were all shuttered nobody was there the square was -- it was a very.
Sad time so it's nice to see -- -- really considered live in Bethlehem -- tax.