Descent into Chaos: Inside Syria's Civil War

In March of 2011, young Syrians chanted for freedom in the streets. Today, those same streets run with blood.

Two years after the uprising in Syria began, As it Happens takes you on a rich journey through our archives and to the streets, mapping how a once peaceful protest movement sweeping across the Arab world turned into an intractable and deadly conflict.

Explore the conflict in Syria with our interactive timeline. Listen to As It Happens interviews and dispatches from the past two years, recorded as the conflict unfolded.

We also present documentary work by award-winning photojournalist Niklas Meltio, who has covered the Syrian uprising extensively and returned to Syria in the fall of 2012 to document the ongoing crisis with As it Happens producer David McDougall.


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Banner Photo: REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah