"A fine piece of journalism" – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail. The year 2011 saw sweeping change in the Middle East and North Africa — The Arab Spring. Syrians watched what was happening on their television sets, and took to the streets hoping they could see an end to the 40 years of Assad family rule. But there was no Arab Spring for Syria, and almost 2 years later the destruction and death continues. This is the story of the Syrian rebels behind the frontline: why they fight, how they source their weapons and ammunition, and how they interact with each other.