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Featuring Feras Fayyad, Tima Kurdi, and Joby Warrick on March 22, 2021

President Biden launched his first airstrikes in Syria only a month after he took office. The targets were Iranian backed militia groups in response to attacks on American personnel in Iraq. This is just the latest manifestation of the dangerous proxy wars at play in Syria, involving Russia, Iran, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Syrian people are caught in the crossfire and have essentially lost their country. A decade of war has killed an estimated 600,000 people and displaced 12 million more. So what’s happened to the people who were forced to flee? And What does justice for Syria’s people look like? In this episode, a Syrian filmmaker, an author and refugee, and a journalist who covers national security explain how we got here.

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