The Heat: Ending the Syria crisis

The Heat

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Given the complexity and number of actors involved in Syria it comes as no surprise that the announcement of a possible cessation of hostilities by the end of this week was met with both optimism and skepticism.

More than 250,000 people have died in nearly five years of conflict. While eleven million others have fled their homes.
Now comes word of the latest tragic incidents. Two hospitals in northern Syria were hit by air strikes, including one supported by Medecins San Frontieres or Doctors Without Borders.
At least 17 people were killed, including at least one child.

For more on the ceasefire agreement, CCTV’s Michal Bardavid reports from Istanbul.

The Heat: Ending the Syria crisis pt 1

The Heat: Ending the Syria crisis pt 1

Given the complexity and number of actors involved in Syria it comes as no surprise that the announcement of a possible cessation of hostilities by the end of this week was met with both optimism and skepticism.

The following guests joined The Heat:

  • From Damascus is Bassam Abu Abdullah, the Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Damascus University.
  • From London is journalist and documentary filmmaker Roshan Muhammed Salih.
  • In Washington is Omar Hossino, the Director of Public Relations and Outreach at the Syrian American Council.
  • From London is Syrian political commentator Ammar Waqqaf, the director of Gnosos which is a group that focuses on Syria and the Middle East.
The Heat: Ending the Syria crisis pt2

The Heat: Ending the Syria crisis pt2

Given the complexity and number of actors involved in Syria it comes as no surprise that the announcement of a possible cessation of hostilities by the end of this week was met with both optimism and skepticism. More than 250,000 people have died in nearly five years of conflict. While eleven million others have fled their homes.