60 Seconds on Earth: Life on the Syrian frontline (VIDEO)

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Within seconds, the tank blast strikes.

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Tracey Shelton

Editor's note: 60 Seconds on Earth is a regular GlobalPost series where our correspondents in the field produce video snapshots of the places and people that we find important, impressive, crazy or just unmistakably cool. Here's a recent installment on escaping Syria by boat.

After more than two years of conflict, the battle between rebel and regime forces in Syria has only intensified. For much of that time, GlobalPost's Tracey Shelton has covered the war from the perspective of those who are waging it.

60 Seconds on Earth: Life on the Syrian frontline from GlobalPost on Vimeo.