Published on 13 Feb 2017

Waad al-Kateab: chronicling East Aleppo’s fall

This footage contains material that some viewers may find distressing. 

It’s almost two months since East Aleppo was retaken by Syrian government forces and the civilians from there have either fled to Idlib province, gone abroad or returned to their shattered homes. It was impossible for us to enter the rebel-held east during the fighting. Channel 4 News relied on the extraordinary footage of a 26-year-old woman called Waad al-Kateab.