After nearly three years of civil war, the numbers are staggering: more than 100,000 dead, two million refugees and four million internally displaced people. At least one million children have fled the country and 3,000 Syrian schools have been damaged leaving 2.2 million children outside the classroom.

Beyond the headlines, what is life like inside Syria? Over the last year, ABC News has asked Syrians to document their lives caught in the crossfire. Dispatches came in from Syrians around the country, these are their stories in their own words. Scroll down for videos.
Stay tuned, the Nightline team will continue to post updates from inside Syria:

12/23/13 WATCH: First Hand Accounts: Over the last year, ABC News asked Syrians inside the conflict zone to film their daily lives, here's a collection of first hand accounts.

12/23/13 WATCH: The Horror From Both Sides: People of all political, religious and ethnic backgrounds have risked their lives to tell us about their war ravaged country.

12/23/13 WATCH: Syrian Civil War - By The Numbers :The UN estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. That figure is only expected to rise.