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‘I am lucky’: Syrian earthquake survivor tells of dire straits in Aleppo
After enduring nearly 12 years of war, destitute Syrian families now huddle for warmth as resources run low

As told to Jedidajah Otte

09, Feb, 2023 @1:52 PM

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Syria earthquake aftermath: why is situation so bad in war-ravaged country?
Beset by crumbling infrastructure and food shortages, Syria’s war-ravaged population was unprepared for the deadly quake

Jonathan Yerushalmy

07, Feb, 2023 @8:21 AM

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‘Parents are dressing up their children to be buried’: Syria’s war on young escalates
Mural artist Hussein Sabbagh, 13, one of 27 children killed in government attacks in north-west Syria in two months

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

01, Aug, 2021 @5:05 PM

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'A crime on top of a crime': Assad regime reburies Aleppo's war dead
Fears Syrian government carrying out ‘degrading’ exhumations to erase identities and forensic evidence

Bethan McKernan and Ahmad Haj Hamdo in Istanbul

15, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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How Syria's blasted landmarks are starting to rise from the ruins
From Aleppo to Palmyra, many of the country’s architectural treasures have been reduced to rubble, but restoration has begun

Rowan Moore

29, Aug, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Hope and heartbreak, three years after the fall of Aleppo
When the Observer spoke to people in the besieged city three years ago, they told of their daily struggle. Now they tell their stories of exile

Emma Graham-Harrison and Hussein Akoush

21, Dec, 2019 @6:00 PM

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For Sama review – affecting chronicle of life in war-torn Aleppo
Syrian film-maker Waad al-Kateab documents both the city’s siege and the birth of her daughter

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

15, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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For Sama review – searing story of a Syrian warzone baby
A student documenting the siege of Aleppo kept filming when she became pregnant. The result is a profoundly moving study of horror and hope

Mike McCahill

12, Sep, 2019 @12:00 PM

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‘My daughter was raised during the siege of Aleppo. I had to make a film for her’
For Sama, a new documentary from award winning Syrian journalist Waad al-Kateab has won global acclaim

Kate Kellaway

25, Aug, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Rebuilding Aleppo: 'We cannot preserve the place but we can save our memories'
Thousands of Aleppians are using a Facebook group to share their way of life before the Syrian war

Laura Mackenzie

15, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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I have seen the bloodied bodies of Syria’s children. Tell me nothing can be done | Samer Attar
Volunteer doctor Samer Attar remembers the people who risk death to save lives among the slaughter

Samer Attar

11, Sep, 2018 @11:53 AM

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The ruins I saw in Syria stand as a rebuke to western inaction | Diana Darke
The time for military intervention has passed. But we must still do all we can to make Assad feel the heat, says author Diana Darke

Diana Darke

01, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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