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Syrian activist Danny Abdul Dayem flees to Lebanon amid violence

As violence continues to escalate in Syria, the “voice of Homs” has fled to Lebanon.

Danny Abdul Dayem, an activist known as the “voice of Homs.” (YouTube)

On Monday, as tanks closed in on Dayem’s neighborhood, the young activist fled to Lebanon, CNN reported. Dayem had already been shot once in Homs, in September, the Guardian reported.  His parents waited anxiously in Cairo Monday to hear if their son arrived safely:

In the last video Dayem posted before leaving Homs, he stands before burning civilian houses as rockets are heard in the background.

The Arab League on Sunday called for the creation of a joint Arab-United Nations peacekeeping mission, to stop the violence in Syria. Syria has rejected that proposal.

The U.N. estimates that more than 5,400 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March.

View Photo Gallery: Protesters opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad face deadly responses from security forces, and the United States has closed its embassy in the country as the violence grows.

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