SYRIA

Syrians recall the most memorable moments since the start of the uprising

 It’s been an incredibly eventful twelve months in Syria. To mark this unhappy anniversary, we asked three of our Syrian Observers to think back over this tumultuous year and share their most vivid memories.

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It’s been an incredibly eventful twelve months in Syria. To mark this unhappy anniversary, we asked three of our Syrian Observers to think back over this tumultuous year and share their most vivid memories.

 

The anti-government uprising began on March 15, 2011, with a call for protest in Damascus. But protests really took off a few days later in Deraa, before spreading to a dozen more cities. Brutal crackdowns by the Syrian army have since then claimed the lives of over 8,500 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

 

Our Observers take a look back over a tumultuous year …

 

 

This video report aired on FRANCE 24’s English, French and Arabic channels as part of its special one-year anniversary coverage.