As Syrians flee the increasing violence in Syria, and as government forces increase intensity of their crackdown, many refugees are discovering that Syrians forced have planted anti-personnel mines along the border — making their escape extremely dangerous.
While the loss of life in Syria continues to mount, there's another toll being extracted from the nation. While it's certainly less grave than the loss of life, it still represents a tragic loss to the country's, and even the world's history.
Most of the reports of atrocities in the Syrian civil unrest have been blamed on the Syrian government forces. Now,Human Rights Watch has documented some of the worst incidents of the war - executions, indiscriminate killing and kidnappings - and says the rebel forces are the culprits.
Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisconsin, was once a soldier in the US Army. Today Matson is a volunteer fighter with a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, fighting against ISIS and hoping to bring more Americans over to join the war.