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Khalil Ashawi

As mood sours, Syrians report forced deportations from Turkey

Jul 25 2019

AL-BAB, Syria/ISTANBUL When Syrian real estate worker Abu Ahmad was stopped by police in Istanbul he expected a ritual ticking-off for his expired documents, before being allowed on his way. Instead he says he was bundled into a bus packed with 50 men and deported to Syria.

Istanbul gives Syrians one month to return to provinces in which they are registered

Jul 22 2019

ISTANBUL Authorities in Istanbul set a four-week deadline on Monday for Syrians living without approval in Turkey's largest city to return to provinces where they are registered or face forced removal to those regions.

Syrians dig, cook, fill sandbags in war with Assad

Jun 30 2019

ATARIB, Syria Away from the frontlines, volunteers are helping in the war against President Bashar al-Assad by cooking, filling sandbags, collecting old tyres and digging trenches, aiming to help ward off his assault on northwestern Syria.

In border camps, Syrians rely on doctors in trucks and tents

Jun 23 2019

AZAZ, Syria The Syrian war has inflicted all kinds of hardships on Najwa Abdelaziz but she still manages to make light of one of them. "The uprising ruined my teeth," she jokes while getting dental care for the first time in years in the back of a truck.

After refuge in northwest Syria, a family again faces danger

Jun 13 2019

IDLIB PROVINCE, Syria After losing her husband, a son and her home to Syria's eight-year war, Yusra al-Shomali and her daughters found refuge in rebel-held territory near the Turkish border. But as a Syrian army offensive intensifies, their safety may be put at risk.

After refuge in northwest Syria, a family again faces danger

Jun 13 2019

IDLIB PROVINCE, Syria After losing her husband, a son and her home to Syria's eight-year war, Yusra al-Shomali and her daughters found refuge in rebel-held territory near the Turkish border. But as a Syrian army offensive intensifies, their safety may be put at risk.

Syrian rebel town buries goalie who became 'singer of the revolution'

Jun 09 2019

AL-DANA, Syria Thousands of people flocked to the funeral on Sunday of a Syrian soccer star turned fighter who became an icon of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

Exclusive: Idlib government chief urges defense against Assad attack

May 27 2019

IDLIB CITY, Syria Russian-backed Syrian government forces will be able to advance all the way to the Turkish border if they pierce rebel defenses in the northwest, a top opposition official said, urging Turkey to do more to shield the area from a major attack. | Video

Syrians displaced in the northwest call on Turkey to open border

May 22 2019

ATMEH, Syria Camped on the Turkish border to escape bombardment by Russian and Syrian government forces, many displaced Syrians are angry and frustrated that Turkey has not done more to protect them from the bombs or let them cross the frontier to safety.

After fleeing bombs, Syrian families shelter in olive groves

May 17 2019

ATMEH, Syria Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes in northwestern Syria are sleeping in an olive grove near the Turkish border without enough food and no place else to go. | Video

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