Captain Yaaroub Issa
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Syria's War: A soldier's story

Recent news from Syria has been dominated by the battle against Islamic State (IS).

But almost four years after what began as peaceful protests, half the population is still displaced, large swathes of the country lie in ruin, and President Assad is still firmly in power.

Fighting continues across the country.

Captain Yaaroub Issa heads a Syrian army special forces unit on the frontline in Qaboun on the outskirts of Damascus.

  • 12 Nov 2014
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