Battle Lines - Snap #939

Kassem's hometown was surrounded by Assad's forces.  With bombs dropping, starving and scrounging for food, he decided to join the rebel army, and for the first time ever, head to the front lines.

48 Hours In Syria




Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege.  After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem’s. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That’s when Kassem decided to fight back.

 

Thank you so much to Kassem Eid for sharing his story with us. You can check out his new book, “My Country,” out now.

 

Producer: Liz Mak

Original Score: Leon Morimoto


Propaganda by Ray Christian - Snap LIVE!




On the border of North Korea in the DMZ, Ray Christian served with a tight group of men united in cause until they were divided by race. If you want to hear more about the world of Ray Christian check out his podcast "What's Ray Saying"

 

Producer: Mark Ristich and Davey Kim