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20160314Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 1: Sam has stayed in his home city of Deraa and believes the Government is doing its best to support the Syrian people. He studies English Literature, even though many of his teachers, and his fellow students, have left the country. He finds solace in his books, reading Hamlet and writing poetry. At night, he often listens to music to drown out the sounds of warfare around him.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 1: Sam has stayed in his home city of Deraa and believes the Government is doing its best to support the Syrian people. He studies English Literature, even though many of his teachers, and his fellow students, have left the country. He finds solace in his books, reading Hamlet and writing poetry. At night, he often listens to music to drown out the sounds of warfare around him.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 1: Sam has stayed in his home city of Deraa and believes the Government is doing its best to support the Syrian people. He studies English Literature, even though many of his teachers, and his fellow students, have left the country. He finds solace in his books, reading Hamlet and writing poetry. At night, he often listens to music to drown out the sounds of warfare around him.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 1: Sam has stayed in his home city of Deraa and believes the Government is doing its best to support the Syrian people. He studies English Literature, even though many of his teachers, and his fellow students, have left the country. He finds solace in his books, reading Hamlet and writing poetry. At night, he often listens to music to drown out the sounds of warfare around him.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 1: Sam has stayed in his home city of Deraa and believes the Government is doing its best to support the Syrian people. He studies English Literature, even though many of his teachers, and his fellow students, have left the country. He finds solace in his books, reading Hamlet and writing poetry. At night, he often listens to music to drown out the sounds of warfare around him.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4."

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 1: Sam has stayed in his home city of Deraa and believes the Government is doing its best to support the Syrian people. He studies English Literature, even though many of his teachers, and his fellow students, have left the country. He finds solace in his books, reading Hamlet and writing poetry. At night, he often listens to music to drown out the sounds of warfare around him.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

20160314Lyse Doucet talks to those whose lives have been changed by the Syrian conflict.

Lyse Doucet talks to those whose lives have been changed by events in Syria.

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20160315Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 2: Alia lives in a rural area which is in the hands of rebel forces. Her son joined up to fight the regime, but was killed. His body was brought back to the village. "Even though he had died twelve hours earlier, he was still bleeding," she says, "that is how I know he was a martyr."

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 2: Alia lives in a rural area which is in the hands of rebel forces. Her son joined up to fight the regime, but was killed. His body was brought back to the village. ""Even though he had died twelve hours earlier, he was still bleeding,"" she says, ""that is how I know he was a martyr.""

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 2: Alia lives in a rural area which is in the hands of rebel forces. Her son joined up to fight the regime, but was killed. His body was brought back to the village. ""Even though he had died twelve hours earlier, he was still bleeding,"" she says, ""that is how I know he was a martyr.""

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4."

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Episode 2: Alia lives in a rural area which is in the hands of rebel forces. Her son joined up to fight the regime, but was killed. His body was brought back to the village. ""Even though he had died twelve hours earlier, he was still bleeding,"" she says, ""that is how I know he was a martyr.""

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

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20160316Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

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20160317Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"

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20160318Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

"Lyse Doucet talks to those who have survived - or are surviving - the conflict in Syria.

Five years ago, protests in Syria as part of the Arab Spring, were put down with violence by the Syrian Government. The mass protests quickly became an armed rebellion, with increasing sectarian involvement. As the conflict escalated, other countries became involved with Russia commencing air strikes in September 2015, and areas of the country becoming strongholds of so-called Islamic State militants.

The Syrian conflict has changed people's lives irrevocably and, in this series of interviews, they reflect on the situation in which they find themselves.

Producer: David Prest

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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