On anniversary, Syria's secular activists reflect on spiral from exultant protests to horror

March 9, 2015 1:04 PM

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On anniversary, Syria's secular activists reflect on spiral from exultant protests to horror

FILE - In this taken on Saturday, July 7, 2012 file citizen journalism image provided by Kafarsouseh Revolt, purports to show protesters chanting slogans and carrying Syrian revolutionary flags during a demonstration in Kafar Souseh, Damascus, Syria. Now four years later, the activists’ goals are eclipsed in a conflict many believe has become a choice between rule by Assad and rule by Islamic radicals and they prefer the former. Hopes of democracy seen distant in a wrecked nation where more than 220,000 people have been killed, countless of others maimed and millions dispersed in the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The conflict has bred extremism that has touched countries across the globe and instilled chaos, bloodshed and violence that may redraw the map of the Middle East. (AP Photo/Kafarsouseh Revolt, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2011 file photo, pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters shoutslogans as they demonstrate to show their support for him, in Damascus, Syria. Now four years later, the activists’ goals are eclipsed in a conflict many believe has become a choice between rule by A...

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