Series: Inside Rebel-Held Syria http://kunc.org en On Syria's Front Lines: A Week With The Rebels http://kunc.org/post/syrias-front-lines-week-rebels Throughout this week, NPR's Kelly McEvers has been bringing us stories from parts of Syria controlled by the rebels who are fighting to oust the regime of Bashar Assad. She talks with host Scott Simon about her reporting. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:52:00 +0000 31177 at http://kunc.org In Syrian Conflict, Both Sides Vie To Control Message http://kunc.org/post/syrian-conflict-both-sides-vie-control-message <em>Last of five parts</em><p>The most striking thing you see when you drive into the Syrian town of Derat Azza is that it's devoid of ordinary people. Shops are closed, shuttered.<p>The only people you see seem to be rebels.<p>It seems like the only difference between this town and others in the area is that the regime made up its mind to target it. And once the regime did, there was nothing the people could do.<p>The shelling started about a month ago. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:13:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 31120 at http://kunc.org In Syrian Conflict, Both Sides Vie To Control Message Unspinning The Narrative Of A Syrian Massacre http://kunc.org/post/unspinning-narrative-tremseh-massacre <em>Fourth of five parts</em><p>At least 100 people were killed earlier this month in a Syrian village called Tremseh. Activists called the deaths a massacre of innocent civilians by government forces, but later reports suggested it was something different. After spending a week with rebel fighters in the country, I discovered some previously untold details about the killings.<p>In the days after the deaths, the facts were fuzzy. Unlike with previous massacres, the activists didn't release the names of the dead. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:08:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 31058 at http://kunc.org Unspinning The Narrative Of A Syrian Massacre In Syria's North, A Shadow State Emerges http://kunc.org/post/syrias-north-shadow-state-emerges <em>Third of five parts</em><p>Tucked in the olive groves and rocky hills of northern Syria, the small village of Qurqanya doesn't seem like much.<p>Scratch the surface, though, and you realize that this is a hub for the revolution in northern Syria, where a kind of shadow state is forming.<p>As the Syrian state recedes, the people in this village and villages around it are filling in the blanks with their own institutions and, for better or for worse, their own ideas about how a country should be run.<p>The rebels started taking control of these villages and towns a few months back, as the Sy Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:51:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 30999 at http://kunc.org In Syria's North, A Shadow State Emerges Border Battles A Cat-And-Mouse Game In Syria http://kunc.org/post/border-battles-cat-and-mouse-game-syria <em>Second of five parts</em><p>I'm standing next to a ridge, looking at the Syrian town of Salaqin. Just up on the ridge you can see the silhouettes of a mosque and couple of water towers. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:07:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 30928 at http://kunc.org Border Battles A Cat-And-Mouse Game In Syria