Syrian Uprising Hits Two-Year Mark
The Syrian uprising began as a part of the larger calls for reform that comprised the Arab Spring movement. Unlike other leaders in the region who were quickly deposed, Assad has clung to power, ordering massacres on protesters and civilians in an attempt to put down the revolt. A mass exodus of millions of refugees are seeking safety in neighboring states.
Events in Syria have been difficult to track precisely due in part to deadly conditions for journalists. The UN Supervision Mission in Syria, a project to monitor events on the ground, was forced to terminate its efforts due to safety concerns for its staff. Their video reportage can be found here.
For an in-depth timeline of the events in Syria, go here.
To read the International Committee of the Red Cross' assessment of the "catastrophic humanitarian situation," go here.
For Al-Jazeera's Syria live blog, go here.
For more Neon Tommy coverage of Syria, go here.