It’s now the tenth year since protests turned into war in Syria.
Veterans and a TV cameraman look back on how they first got caught up in a conflict they didn’t understand.
They share with RT Documentary the memories of bullets and explosions they live with, the losses they’ve experienced, and how their homeland has been changed by violence.
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00:00 – 9 years on, Syria’s still war-torn
2:04 – The dangerous job of a Syrian reporter
4:40 – ‘No one realised it had all changed in Syria’
6:45 – How ordinary Syrians took up arms
14:38 – Children of the Syrian war
15:17 – Life after the battlefield
18:57 – Syria’s liberated cities
22:55 – ‘I was born here, and I’ll die here’
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[Photo: (FILES) In this file photo taken on March 3, 2019, smoke and fire billow after shelling on the Islamic State group’s last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province. – As it enters its tenth year, the war in Syria is anything but abating as foreign powers scrap over a ravaged country where human suffering keeps reaching new levels. (Photo by Delil souleiman / AFP)]