Damascenes flee to neighbouring Lebanon

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Only a week ago, many Syrians thought Damascus would fall to the opposition, but this did not happen. These people are now asking for assistance from aid organisations in Lebanon. There are Syrians who continue to support President Bashar al Assad who also fled the capital. they believe their stay in Lebanon will be short. The Masnaa border crossing is the main transit point between Lebanon and Syria, and the flow of traffic is both ways. Many are returning to Syria because they feel that their areas are now safe. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from the Lebanon-Syria border.