Syria is a country torn by civil war and government oppression. it’s hard to determine the exact number of people that have lost their lives but it is estimated to be over 100,000. Journalists have gone to the hostile country to attempt to tell the story of Syria to the world.

The Syrian Government however, led by President Bashar Al-Asaad, seeks to suppress all media. Thus, journalists entering the war zone know there is a target on their backs. Various groups desire to kidnap and sometimes kill these brave journalists.

IBT Enterprise Editor Alan Huffman weighed in on these issues and explained why he believes Syria to be the most dangerous place for journalists.