Death and Destruction in Yarmouk: Inside Syria’s largest Palestinian refugee camp
“You have turned it into a death Camp” – the United Nations verdict on the Syrian government. For five years Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces besieged and bombarded Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. The assault was designed to drive out militant Islamic State fighters holding onto what was to become the last…
The latest from eastern Ghouta as airstrikes ‘kill 500’
“Today we’ll see if Russia has a conscience” declared the US Ambassador to the UN this evening. All the while Syria has been pounding eastern Ghouta with warplanes and artillery guns. Activists and rescuers say around forty-one people have been killed today, taking the total this week to over 500. Warning: this report contains distressing…
Syrian MP for Aleppo: ‘we are not targeting civilians’
Prominent Syrian politician Fares Shehabi, MP for Aleppo, puts forward his view of Syria’s current bombing raids and the UN vote on a ceasefire.
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.
The fall of Aleppo – one year on
It’s a year since rebels lost the city of Aleppo to Syrian and Russian forces – a turning point in the war, and a decisive win for President Assad. This programme reported extensively from inside the besieged city with reports by filmmaker Waad Al-Khateab – but it was the fate of one man – who…