A mother bribes officials to get papers that will keep her son out of prison, and out of the army too.
Civilians narrowly escape capture or death as they evade a government checkpoint.
After entrapment and interrogation, a series of prisons and finally a miraculous release.
Family returns to village recaptured from Islamic State to find home in ruins.
In government-held areas, people think one thing and do another.
The late Ammar Al Shahbander shows off the Baghdad office and talks about its work.
In the Pankisi Gorge, locals call for more action to stop young men going off to fight in Syria.
Caught while smuggling food past government soldiers.
In areas outside government control, a patchwork of opposition groups run their own schools.
Talk of deportation highlights vulnerability of migrant workers.