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The battle for Syria

Inside a secret civil war, Channel 4 News witnesses Syria's bloody fight for freedom.

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video 02 April 2014 World, Syria

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Syrian minister: 'We are not shooting at our own people'

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad tells Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum that Syrian civilans are safe from government fire - but there will be no mercy with terrorists.

post 31 March 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Syria's war: no one controls the castle forever

The Islamist rebels who have been occupying the Crac des Chevaliers crusader castle near Homs probably didn't spend much time contemplating the irony of it all.

post 17 March 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Why we still need Vladimir Putin on our side

So Crimea has voted. It was messy, ugly, but it is also undeniably true that the majority will of the people in Crimea has prevailed - so what does the west do now?

video 15 March 2014 World, United States

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Three years, 100,000 dead. Has the west forgotten Syria?

Has Washington forgotten what is now the worst humanitarian crisis in modern times? Or has the argument for intervention in Syria simply been lost?

article 14 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Syria anniversary: the impact of barrel bombs
by What happened in Syria when the world was not watching

With the eyes of the world on Ukraine, an escalated campaign of barrel bombings by the regime of Bashar al-Assad has led to the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children in Syria.

video 27 February 2014 World, Syria

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Queue for food in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp - video

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, distribute food parcels to 18,000 isolated civilians in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus.

article 14 February 2014 World
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Darshna Soni by Relaxed and smiling: suspected British bomber in Syria

New pictures and a "martyrdom" video are released of a British Muslim man suspected of being Britain's first suicide bomber in Syria. Home Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni reports.

post 11 February 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Homs evacuation: barely a truce, nowhere near a ceasefire

The operation to evacuate the city of Homs, with men aged 15-55 exempted from the deal between government and rebels, shows how hard it is to establish a human corridor in Syria.