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Thu March 15, 2012

BBC Assignment: Syria, One Year On

The uprising against the government of President Assad in Syria is a year old this week and the news bulletins have been dominated by the rising number of casualties and a slide towards civil war. But in this week's Assignment Owen Bennett Jones brings you the human stories behind the headlines, of friends and families divided, couples on opposite sides of the divide whose relationship has almost reached breaking point, and personal accounts of key moments in the conflict. 

On World Radio 89.5-3  Saturday 17 March 3:06 & 9:06 pm | Sunday 18 March 10:06 am