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
A ‘Final Offensive’ In Syria by Putin and Assad Suddenly Looks Like It’s On Hold
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
Congress Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels Against ISIS
But this isn't the first time: Earlier this year, FRONTLINE went inside with a Syrian rebel group who said they were already receiving secret training from the U.S.
September 18, 2014
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?
July 14, 2014
How to Train a Rebel Army (Secretly) In Seven Steps
Obama said he wants to step up training for rebel groups in Syria. Here's more on the covert rebel training program that's already in effect.
May 28, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014
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.
May 26, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
Tuesday on FRONTLINE: "Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria"
On May 27, FRONTLINE reveals firsthand the deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists with historic ties to the Nazis, and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country.
May 22, 2014
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