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How a group of Syrian residents assembled a secret library

Clip: 08/17/2019 | 5m 49s Video has closed captioning.

In the midst of Syria's civil war, a group of residents in the war-ravaged town of Daraya risked their lives to assemble a secret library in the basement of a destroyed building. Those actions are now cataloged in a new book called, "Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege." Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with author and BBC correspondent Mike Thomson to learn more.

Aired: 08/17/19

Rating: NR

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