The BBC has been reporting developments from across Syria today to try to get a snapshot of life in the country, which has been devastated by six years of war.
The day has seen fighting in many different areas, including a reported chemical attack during air strikes by the Syrian government in Hama province, denied by the Syrian military.
Civilian deaths have also been reported in air strikes near the IS stronghold of Raqqa, where the US-led coalition has been targeting the so-called Islamic State - the coalition has not yet commented on the reports.
The UN's refugee agency meanwhile says that more than five million Syrian refugees have now been registered in the Middle East alone, with hundreds of thousands more in Europe.
But fighting has also been replaced by negotiation in some places. The evacuation of fighters from a besieged area near the city of Homs is reportedly set to continue.
And above all there are stories of hope and resilience. We heard the story of Bara'aa - one of the most traumatised children our correspondent Lyse Doucet had met in Syria. She is now thriving at school and trying to put the memories behind her.
Many millions of Syrians will be trying to do the same in years to come.