Mirvat and her family fled Syria, eventually arriving in the UK via Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and Calais. She has begun a new life – but cannot forget what she went through to get here.
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Inside Ghouta as Syrian government fully controls Damascus for the first time in seven years
“It was hell”… “We were the living dead” – the words of Syrians emerging from the years of Militant Islamist rebel control and bombardment by Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces. This week for the first time in seven years the Syrian government fully controls its own capital.
‘It was very frightening and traumatic’: British-Syrian journalist describes what Damascus was like during airstrikes
British-Syrian journalist Danny Makki, in Damascus speaks about what it was like in the city last night.
Caring for those injured in rebel attacks in Damascus
I spent some of today at one of the finest government hospitals in Syria, the Al-Mouwasat University Hospital, seeing how they’re able to cope with injuries from rebel attacks. We’ve also once again been able to film Syrian forces attacking Eastern Ghouta from the Harasta suburb of Damascus. A warning: there are distressing images in my…
Footage shows impact of shelling near Damascus
Footage from Damascus shows the impact of rebel shelling in sites I visited within an hour of them being hit. The rebels – who include extremists linked to Al Qaeda – have been firing on a much smaller scale but it is bringing fear and shoring up support for President Assad.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy on the atmosphere in Damascus
Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports on the ground from the Syrian capital Damascus.
Syria crisis: Islamic State gains ground in Damascus
Islamic State fighters take control of large parts of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus – a sign that the brutal jihadi group’s is trying to open a new front in the Syrian capital.
Damascus to Aleppo: a roadtrip through war’s wasteland
The world is watching Islamic State group: but the war in Syria between rebels and President Assad is as being waged as fiercely as ever, as Lindsey Hilsum reports from the shattered city of Aleppo.
Syria: rebels and army clash on Damascus outskirts
Amateur video purports to show heavy fighting between rebels and Syrian government forces in Deraa, on the outskirts of Damascus.
‘The keys of Damascus’: Assad draws red line on Syria
The Syrian opposition says the government has failed to address President Bashar al-Assad’s political future at peace talks in Geneva.
From Damascus, to the Lake District – one refugee’s journey
Syrian artist Hasan Abdalla taught English literature at Damascus University. But he never imagined he would one day be fleeing his country to seek sanctuary in the land of William Wordsworth.
Destruction in Damascus – a photo essay from Syria
A series of photos by Channel 4 News Producer Thom Walker from Tadamon and Sbeneh, two areas of Damascus retaken from rebel groups by regime forces.
Children survive a bomb blast in Damascus
Children are saved from a bomb in dramatic footage, but life and death is random in Damascus, at the heart of the civil war. Lindsey Hilsum is in Syria.
Mourners wept in the Catholic church in Tabala, near the old city of Damascus, as a priest performed funeral rites for Major General Joseph Fadlallah Dakhlallah, “the best in the Syrian army at fixing tanks”.
Thousands flee Damascus suburb
The Red Crescent tells Channel 4 News more than 3,500 people, mainly women and children, have been allowed to leave the Damascus suburbd of Moadhamiya and Daraya.