Syrian Stories

It's a year since the uprising began against the government of President Assad in Syria.

News bulletins have been dominated by the rising number of casualties and a slide towards civil war.

For Assignment Owen Bennett Jones brings you the human stories behind the headlines.

Stories of friends and families divided, couples on opposite sides of the divide whose relationships have almost reached breaking point, and personal accounts of key moments in the conflict.

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Sun 18 Mar 2012 04:05 GMT

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