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January 23rd, 2014
07:55 PM ET

Syrian Christians fear Islamists rebels

Some Christians in Syria say they are targeted by Islamist rebels, who accuse them of siding with Pres. Bashar al-Assad. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen has a rare report from inside the civil war-torn country.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 21st, 2014
06:43 PM ET

Syrians starving, dying without medical care

While the warring parties are set to meet in Geneva for peace talks, the people of Syria face starvation, a lack of medical care, and intensifying violence that blocks life-saving aid from getting to those in need. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen is on the ground in Damascus, visiting one of the most distressed refugee camps.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 3rd, 2014
06:59 PM ET

De Blasio: 'It's deceptively cold'

Crews are working to keep roads passable as dangerously low temperatures hit the northeast.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Weather
December 2nd, 2013
08:17 PM ET

CNN on the front lines of battle for Damascus

Although the eyes of the world have drifted elsewhere, the civil war rages on in Syria. Our Fred Pleitgen reports from the Damascus suburbs where Bashar al-Assad's army is pushing out rebel fighters block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
August 26th, 2013
07:57 PM ET

U.N. inspectors under sniper fire

CNN has rare access to Syria, with one of the only Western reporters on the ground. Frederik Pleitgen reports on the status of the U.N. weapons inspectors and their search for evidence that chemical weapons were used.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • Frederik Pleitgen • Syria • United Nations
June 13th, 2013
06:15 PM ET

U.S. says Syria crossed 'red line'

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen talks about reports that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons.

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Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria