FRONTLINE: The Battle For Syria
Airs Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, September 14, 2012
Syria’s Shocking Civilian Death Toll by Azmat Khan
What’s Known about Syria’s “Murky” Opposition by Sarah Childress
Will Syrian Truce Hold? by Azmat Khan
“Syrian Society Is Beginning to Fall Apart” by Azmat Khan
Syrian Opposition Accused of Serious Human Rights Abuses by Azmat Khan
Rare Video Evidence of Torture in Syrian Hospitals by Azmat Khan
As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.
Within “liberated zones” near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other in a bitter rivalry between secular and Islamist fighters.
"The Battle for Syria" is an unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians, and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria. Also this hour: a look inside the House of Assad.