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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.
April 9, 2013
A Rare Glimpse Inside A Syrian Loyalist Stronghold
Everyone at the public high school in Aziziya knows that the senior boys may soon be drafted in President Bashar al-Assad's army to take up the fight in the country's escalating civil war.
April 9, 2013
The Bombing of al-Bara
When FRONTLINE filmmaker Olly Lambert sat to interview Jamal Maarouf, a Syrian rebel commander, he did not anticipate that bombs from government jets would begin to fall just 300 meters away.
April 7, 2013
March Was Deadliest Month in Syrian Conflict
But a close look at the figures reveals a shift in who is dying.
April 2, 2013
Syria Two Years Later: Bloody Civil War With No End In Sight
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
Is Kerry's Syrian Aid Shift a Game Changer?
Earlier this week, Moaz al-Khatib, the leader of the Syrian opposition coalition, had no intention of meeting with leaders from the U.S. and Europe at today's "Friends of Syria" gathering in Rome.
February 28, 2013
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.
February 15, 2013
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.
September 14, 2012
What's Known about Syria's "Murky" Opposition
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
Blast in Hama, Opposition Stronghold, Disrupts Fragile Syrian Ceasefire
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
Will Syrian Truce Hold?
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
"Syrian Society Is Beginning to Fall Apart"
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
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