Years before his full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s intervention to help President Bashar al-Assad stay in power in Syria was accused of targeting civilians and fueling a refugee crisis.
March 11, 2022
10 Years in, Explore the Syrian Conflict’s Origins, Evolution and Toll in These Streaming Documentaries
FRONTLINE’s Syria-related documentaries take you back to the beginning.
March 12, 2021
The decision postpones a bloody battle that would have further deepened Syria's humanitarian crisis.
September 17, 2018
Bombing has stopped, some Syrian army units have redeployed – and anti-Assad demonstrations are erupting. But the rebels may turn on each other.
September 14, 2018
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defended his government's conduct in the war this week, and said his supporters in Syria have come to learn "the value of the state."
November 2, 2016
At least 65,116 individuals have been "forcibly disappeared" by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
November 5, 2015
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.
October 27, 2015
By the time Martin Smith reached Syria this past summer, the war was already in its fifth year, but life in regime-controlled areas was still largely a mystery.
October 27, 2015
The Assad government sought to promote regime-sponsored cultural events through a marketing campaign called "Summer in Syria," but the effort didn't exactly go as planned.
October 26, 2015
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.
March 11, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015