Syria

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Ghosts of Moria: living in the ashes of Europe’s largest migrant camp – documentary
As Europe’s most infamous migrant camp burned to the ground on the island of Lesbos in 2020, two Syrian friends evaded police to stay

Florian Elabdi, Michael Graverson, Jesper Jack, Annie Kelly Ekaterina OchagaviaLindsay Poulton

30, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Syrian regime found responsible for Douma chemical attack
Watchdog report follows years-long investigation into strike that killed 43 civilians in Damascus suburb

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

27, Jan, 2023 @7:20 PM

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Treasure hunters circle in search of Islamic State’s lost loot
The ruins of Iraq and Syria are proving a treasure trove, with former foes vying to uncover buried bullion, dollars and jewels

Martin Chulov and Nechirvan Mando in Erbil

20, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Ukraine war pushes civilian casualties from explosive weapons to four-year high
Reported casualties in Ukraine were eight times more than Afghanistan – and real figure likely to be much higher

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

11, Jan, 2023 @1:23 PM

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Shamima Begum says she understands public anger but ‘is not a bad person’
23-year-old tells story of how she joined Islamic State and life in a refugee camp in BBC podcast series

Alexandra Topping

11, Jan, 2023 @9:11 AM

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‘System working’: Labor defends Syria repatriations following arrest of woman on terror charge
‘Anyone who knowingly went to aid Isis deserves the full weight of the law,’ says minister Bill Shorten

Ben Doherty

06, Jan, 2023 @4:53 AM

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NSW woman repatriated from Syria charged with allegedly entering Islamic State territory
Police allege woman knowingly entered ‘declared area’ of Syria in 2014 to be with her husband, who had joined the terrorist organisation

Ben Doherty

05, Jan, 2023 @3:20 AM

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Turkish and Syrian defence and security officials meet for first time in a decade
Move towards peaceful relations represents cause for alarm for more than 4m refugees in Turkey since 2011

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

29, Dec, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Republic of Silence review – memory-collage of exile from the Syrian tragedy
Ambitious documentary pieces together snatches of public and private history since the uprising against Assad

Peter Bradshaw

24, Dec, 2022 @12:55 PM

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First refugees arrive in tiny Catalan villages under repopulation plan
Orwa Skafe, who fled Syria seven years ago, is among those given jobs and a home in attempt to revive rural areas

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

11, Dec, 2022 @12:07 PM

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Third Islamic State leader killed in battle
White House welcomes news of Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi’s death

Staff and agencies in Beirut

30, Nov, 2022 @9:04 PM

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‘Desensitised’ ex-IS followers remain threats, Shamima Begum hearing told
Home Office argues people trafficked to Syria were exposed to extreme violence which poses ‘almighty problem’

Nadeem Badshah

24, Nov, 2022 @7:14 PM

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