Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.
More high-ranking members of the Syrian military are reportedly fleeing into Turkey, and officials there have called an emergency meeting of NATO to discuss the ongoing crisis.
Inside Syria, the violence appears to have escalated with activists claiming more than two hundred people were killed over the weekend in heavy fighting between government forces and rebel fighters.
The BBC’s Ian Pannell spent the last two weeks with some of these groups in Idlib Province in northern Syria.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.