• Inside Assad's Syria

  • Obama at War

  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

  • Syria's Second Front

  • The Bombing of al-Bara

  • Syria Behind the Lines

  • The Battle for Syria

  • Syria Undercover


A Campaign of Disappearances in Syria Leaves Thousands Missing

At least 65,116 individuals have been “forcibly disappeared” by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Syria: What’s In It For Putin?

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syria is not just about supporting the Assad regime in Syria. It’s about Russia’s place in the world.

In Syria, Darkness Takes On New Meaning After Four Years of War

As the Syrian war enters its fifth year, 11 million people have fled their homes, plunging much of the country into darkness. Those who remain face daily bombardments, food shortages and a crumbling medical infrastructure.

New Reports Detail Assad’s Brutal Tactics in Syria

The dramatic rise of ISIS has shifted attention away from the conflict in Syria, but a new report provides a bitter reminder that attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizens are continuing unabated.

1.7 Million Syrian Refugees To Lose Their Main Source of Food Aid

The United Nations World Food Programme predicted “disastrous” results as it suspended aid for Syrian refugees due to a lack of funding.

New UN Resolution to Expand Humanitarian Aid in Syria

The move allows the UN to send aid to rebel-held areas without the Syrian government’s consent. But how many will it help?

Who’s Helping Millions of Syrians Displaced by War?

It’s the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis, but no one in the international community has oversight or responsibility.

Syrian Rebels Describe U.S.-Backed Training in Qatar

Interviews featured in a new FRONTLINE film are the latest evidence that after more than three years of warfare, the U.S. has stepped up the provision of lethal aid to the rebels.

For Syrians Fleeing Violence, Scant Refuge or Relief

An estimated 9,500 Syrians are being displaced every day — one family every minute — making Syria both the biggest and the fastest growing displacement crisis on Earth. But there are few resources to help them.

The Faces of Syria’s Displaced

Syria is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with at least 6.5 million people displaced internally. These images offer a glimpse into their disrupted lives.

Report Finds Syria’s Children Dying From Lack of Basic Care

A new report finds Syria’s civil war has shattered the nation’s health system, resulting in thousands of otherwise preventable child deaths.

In Fight Against ISIS, a Controversial Rebel Takes Command

With extremists in Syria threatening to take hard-won rebel territory, Jamal Maarouf has emerged as a key, albeit controversial, figure during an increasingly pivotal phase of the war.

Witnessing Syria’s War Through the Eyes Of Its Children

Amid the turmoil of Syria’s seemingly endless civil war, the notion of a normal childhood has all but disappeared.

Map: Syria’s Shifting Battle Lines

Since the uprising began nearly three years ago, the war has become increasingly diffuse. This map shows the most up-to-date regions of control.

Tales By Ex-Detainees Raise Questions About Extremists’ Goals in Syria

The accounts of those imprisoned by ISIS reveal torture and abuse, but also a fixation on property and cash that provides insight into the group’s finances.

In Recent Months, ISIS Targeted Hospitals, Doctors, Journalists

Late last year, the extremist jihadists began attacking “soft” targets in Syria — a move that has raised questions about its relationship with the Assad regime.

Battle Against ISIS May Help Unify Fractured Syrian Rebels

The disparate rebel factions coalesced earlier this year to drive the extremist jihadis from al-Atareb, a strategic town in northern Syria.

A Syrian Native Reports From Inside the War’s Second Front

Journalist Muhammad Ali was seriously injured by government shelling on a reporting trip to Syria one year ago. That didn’t stop him from going back.

Can the U.S. Keep Its Weapons From Extremists in Syria?

With the Obama administration moving to arm Syrian rebels, most experts believe the task will be difficult, if not impossible.

The Changing Shape of Syria’s Civil War

From the very beginning, it was clear Syria would be a long and bloody civil war that would rip into the very heart of the Middle East, says FRONTLINE filmmaker Ramita Navai.

Interactive Map: A Valley At War

The Orontes river valley tells the story of Syria.  Here, neighbor is fighting neighbor.

Where Are Syria’s Weapons Coming From?

How much do they cost? And how does the politics of their distribution impact the conflict on the ground? TIME’s Rania Abouzeid explains.

On Syria, World Powers Hedge Their Bets

Two years into Syria’s civil war, no nation wants to end up on the losing side. Here’s how the world powers stack up.

Reporter’s Reflections: “I Almost Died in Syria”

Before FRONTLINE filmmaker Olly Lambert crossed into Syria, he had no idea how close he would come to dying.

Does Syria Face a Genocidal Future?

A new report suggests those at risk of ethnic cleansing are not just the Sunni civilians currently being tortured, assassinated and bombed, but members of Syria’s Alawite elite.

Slideshow: Syria on Both Sides of the Line

FRONTLINE filmmaker Olly Lambert’s behind the scenes photos shed light on Syria’s civil war from both sides of the line.

How Many People Are Dying in Syria?

The U.N. says Syria’s rising death toll is approaching a staggering 70,000 people killed since the rebellion broke out almost two years ago. But determining an accurate death count amidst a conflict is fraught with challenges.

Syria: The Crisis, The Rebels & The Endgame

How organized are Syria’s opposition groups? What dangers might the conflict unleash? And what would it take to end it?

Behind Rebel Lines: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad on Syria’s “War of Attrition”

“At first, it seems safe and so easy to cross from Turkey into Syria. It’s a 10-minute walk, then you take a [car] ride, then you’re driving throughout all of these towns and villages. Liberated.”

Syria’s Shocking Civilian Death Toll

August was the deadliest month since the Syrian rebellion began a year-and a-half ago — and more deadly for civilians than the bloodiest months in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in the Middle East.


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