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Video: The BBC in Northern Syria

The BBC recently posted a brief video highlighting members of the opposition movement in the generally ignored northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. In the video, Ian Pannel discusses interviewing an agriculture student, and “farmers, mechanics and green grocers” who were united in their opposition to the al-Assad regime.

As we mentioned in our recent piece, northern Syria, and parts of the south, were especially hard hit by the last five years of drought, and were experiencing unrest well before the protest movement started, with rural farmers moving en masse to the cities, discontent rising, and the al-Assad regime refusing journalist access to both displaced farmers and the Agriculture Ministry.

The section on Syria begins at 0:52.

 


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