This video from a 2013 FRONTLINE documentary considers the civil war in Syria from opposite sides of the Orontes River. In Kansafra, where the population is primarily Sunni Muslim, Ahmad talks of leaving his post in the local police force to join rebel fighters in the Free Syrian Army. Across the river in Aziziya, where the dominant ethnic group represents the Alawite sect of Shi’ite Islam, high school students proclaim their loyalty to President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Arab Army. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE collection.
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