The Heat: Five years of war in Syria

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What began in 2011 as protests, inspired by the so-called Arab Spring, quickly spread to all-out civil war in Syria.

According to the U.N., more than 250,000 people have died in the bloody conflict and another 1.9 million have been injured.

Meanwhile, about 4.8 million have fled the country in the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The war has helped lead to the rise of ISIL.

It has seen the involvement of major powers like the United States and Russia. Now, there are tentative efforts at peacemaking.

CCTV’s Yasser Hakim from Cairo.

The Heat: Five years of war in Syria pt1

The Heat: Five years of war in Syria pt1

What began in 2011 as protests, inspired by the so-called Arab Spring, quickly spread to all-out civil war in Syria. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim from Cairo.

The following guests joined The Heat to discuss the war in Syria:

  • Mohamed Ali, a Syrian journalist based in Damascus. He has reported from major war zones in Syria including Aleppo and Homs.
  • Rasha Elass, journalist. She has reported from the Middle East for over ten years including the war in Syria.
The Heat: 5 years of war in Syria pt2

The Heat: 5 years of war in Syria pt2

What began in 2011 as protests, inspired by the so-called Arab Spring, quickly spread to all-out civil war in Syria. The following guests joined The Heat to discuss the war in Syria: Mohamed Ali, a Syrian journalist based in Damascus. He has reported from major war zones in Syria including Aleppo and Homs. Rasha Elass, journalist. She has reported from the Middle East for over ten years including the war in Syria.

The following guests joined The Heat to discuss Russian and American perspective on the five year civil war:

The Heat: 5 years of war in Syria pt3

The Heat: 5 years of war in Syria pt3

What began in 2011 as protests, inspired by the so-called Arab Spring, quickly spread to all-out civil war in Syria. The following guests joined The Heat to discuss Russian and American perspective on the five year civil war: Vladimir Golstein, an associate professor at Brown University where he teaches Slavic studies. And, he’s an expert on Russian foreign policy. Michael O’Hanlon, Director of Research and Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.