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
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned this weekend that a Libyan-style Western intervention against his regime will lead to a regional crisis.
April 12, 2013
The Syrian revolution started two years ago today in Dara’a, a small farming town 60 miles south of Damascus. But what began as peaceful protests has grown into a bloody civil war with no end in sight.
March 15, 2013
What began as a street uprising among united, angry Syrians has become a sprawling, scattered opposition force trying to bring down the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
June 22, 2012
The Syrian government has cut off U.N. observers from accessing the site of a reported mass killing that took place yesterday in a village outside Hama, Syria's fourth-largest city, where 30 years ago then-Syrian President Hafez al-Assad launched what’s known as one of the bloodiest chapters of modern Arab history.
June 7, 2012
An explosion ripped through a poor neighborhood in the opposition stronghold of Hama this morning, disrupting the fragile Syrian ceasefire agreement brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan last month.
April 26, 2012
Despite apprehensions in the lead-up to yesterday's deadline, a tenuous ceasefire agreement brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan took effect in Syria this morning.
April 12, 2012
Neighbors are turning on their neighbors, according to new accounts by refugees who have escaped Syria's bloody conflict for eastern Lebanon.
March 29, 2012
After months of diplomatic stalemate resulting from the the objections of Russia and China, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a statement on the crisis in Syria today.
March 21, 2012
Against the backdrop of the Syrian government's brutal crackdown, the tactics of the country's armed opposition groups have received considerably less scrutiny.
March 20, 2012
Bisat al-rih is Arabic for "flying carpet," but for those detained by the Syrian regime, it can mean being blindfolded, stripped down to the underpants and strapped to a foldable wooden board.
March 14, 2012