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Covering Syria

Covering Syria

Frontline has done it again — with a gripping documentary from the front lines of the Syrian uprising, featuring reporting by the Guardian‘s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. I watched the special last night — which you can see online here — and it tells a complex story about the battle for Aleppo and beyond: the brewing clash between secularists and Islamists, the struggle to hold the rebels to minimal human rights standards, and the travails of the civilians caught in the crossfire. Frontline‘s reporting humanizes and makes real a conflict more often seen in grainy YouTube videos and dispassionate newspaper dispatches.

Frontline has given me the opportunity to hold a livechat with Abdul-Ahad and producer Jamie Doran, starting at 11 a.m. ET. Follow along below, and please chime in with your own questions.