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FRONTLINE

The Battle for Syria

  • Aired: 09/18/2012
  • 53:42
  • Rating: NR
Reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journeys to the heart of the insurgency, with rebels that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad in the streets of Syria's largest city. Within "liberated zones" near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other. Then, FRONTLINE examines how the president is holding on to power.
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In this two-part special, FRONTLINE journeys into the heart of the Syrian insurgency.
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Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation and by the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund.
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