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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 21 April 2014 World, Syria

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At home with Syria's British jihadis - video

A video posted online purports to show the living conditions for rebels fighting the Syrian government, through the eyes of a British jihadi. Channel 4 News has not independently verified this video.

article 21 April 2014 World, Syria
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad
Syrian elections will have 'no credibility' - FCO

The British government says Syrian presidential elections, to take place in June, will have "no value or credibility".

video 21 April 2014 World, Syria

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Syria President Assad in rare public appearance - video

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad makes a rare public appearance as he visits a recently recaptured Christian town. State television reported that presidential elections will take place on 3 June.

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.