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Syria at War

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Children of Syria

April 19, 2016 // 54m
The story of four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo, and their escape to a new life.
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U.S.-led Coalition Strikes Bombed Trapped Civilians in Syria, Amnesty Says
An Amnesty report says the U.S.-led coalition fired imprecise explosive weapons in areas populated with civilians during its offensive in Raqqa last year.
June 5, 2018
The Rivalry Behind Three Wars: How Saudi Arabia and Iran Fueled Conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen
How Saudi Arabia and Iran fueled conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
February 27, 2018
WATCH: Why Iran Backed Assad in Syria
In an excerpt from "Bitter Rivals," explore how Iran’s support for the Assad regime in Syria has helped fuel one of the most brutal wars in modern times.
February 27, 2018
The "Human Cost" of The EU's Response to the Refugee Crisis
Europe continues to struggle with how to respond to an influx that has seen more than one-and-a-half million refugees and migrants come to its shores — and nearly 12,000 perish or go missing attempting the journey.
January 23, 2018
One Refugee's "Surreal" Journey From On-Camera, to Behind It
An update on Hassan Akkad, whose story was featured in the documentary, "Exodus," and who joined the film team for the 2018 sequel.
January 23, 2018
For Refugees in the Trump Era, a Tougher Path to the U.S.
While President Trump has said his policies are aimed at preventing terrorism, critics say new vetting standards risk costing many refugees their opportunity for safety from war, persecution and economic insecurity.
January 23, 2018
In ISIS-held Raqqa, No Escape for Thousands of Civilians, Amnesty Warns
Thousands of civilians in Raqqa are trapped, caught between ISIS's mines, snipers and booby traps on the ground and air and artillery strikes from a coalition fighting to liberate the Syrian city from ISIS control.
August 25, 2017
Anatomy of an Exodus
How Europe's refugee and migrant crisis unfolded.
December 22, 2016
Is Al Qaeda Gone From Syria Or Just Rebranding?
Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has shed its name and rebranded itself as "Jabhat Fateh al-Sham." But is it any different from the terrorist organization that spawned it?
July 29, 2016
European Leaders Face Criticism For Refugee Deal With Turkey
Leaders in Europe are facing criticism for turning to Turkey for help at a time when the government in Ankara has been accused of expelling refugees back to Syria.
April 19, 2016
Children of Syria By the Numbers
For the millions of children caught in the middle of the fighting, or living abroad as refugees, the war in Syria has taken an especially painful toll.
April 19, 2016
Russia Is Drawing Down In Syria. Will Its Leverage Go Too?
Russia's intervention in Syria has reshaped the dynamic of the war. But will a drawdown mean less leverage over the Assad regime?
March 16, 2016