Tens of thousands of people have since been killed in the violence that still rages across the country, and the lives of everyday Syrians have gotten more and more difficult as they wait and hope for foreign powers to start aiding the rebel forces fighting against President Assad.
In Sarjah, Syria families like the Darwish family have moved into Roman era caves in order to escape the constant bombing by the government forces. They live in these two thousand year old caves with very little food or water and no plumbing. What the subterranean caves offer in place of these modern luxuries is relative safety. The caves are deep underground where most of the bombs cannot reach.
There seems to be no end in sight to the bloody civil war, however earlier this month the United States began offering aid to the rebel forces, but President Assad has made it clear he will not give up his power without a bloody fight… time will tell how long it will take for one side to give in.
Below is a picture of the new Darwish family home.