I just spent five weeks on *both* sides of the front line in Syria - with regime soldiers and Sunni rebels. AMA.
I spent time with pro-regime Alawite civilians and soldiers, as well as ordinary Sunni villagers and rebel fighters, to get their perspective on the conflict.
It also involved nearly getting killed quite a lot.
I was making a documentary called "Syria Behind The Lines" for PBS FRONTLINE which airs TONIGHT April 9 at 10pm EST (on TV and on the FRONTLINE website).
Here's an essay I wrote for Salon about my time in Syria: http://bit.ly/150mmWm
And a clip of the aftermath of an air strike I filmed: http://to.pbs.org/ZJh3T9
1320 UPDATE - hi everyone, sorry, I am doing radio interviews now, but will check in later and answer all your questions....Thanks for checking in! Olly
1421 EST - back now, will answer as many as I can...
OK, thanks everyone for all your questions, I have to go now. But I appreciate the thought you have all given this, and there are some really interesting and important points in there. To get in touch with me direct, click the "contact" button on my website - www.ollylambert.com. Take care. Olly