Media playback is unsupported on your device

Syria crisis: Kurds and extremists war within a war

14 March 2014 Last updated at 21:49 GMT

A demonstration that began in the southern Syrian town of Daraa against the government of President Assad sparked a civil war that is still raging three years on.

The BBC's Jim Muir gained rare access to a new front in the war as Kurds in the north clash with Islamist extremists and other rebel groups.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.