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Emergency Response Team Ghouta, Syria
Ghouta, Damascus
By Jawad Arbini
02 Mar 2016

The Syrian Civil Defense Corps, known as The White Helmets, constantly seeks new volunteers to attend training classes on rescue and first aid, in part due to the constant loss of aid workers in dangerous rescue operations in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus.

This video shot in Zamalka shows volunteers undergoing training classes to increase their preparedness for their next rescue mission. It also follows Civil Defense volunteers on a real-life rescue mission, where they hurry to the site of a bomb blast to rescue victims and perform critical first aid.

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Drone Footage: Syria's Frontlines See...
Kobane
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Between October 5 and December 10, 2015, Brazilian videographer Gabriel Chaim shot a series of drone videos showing the situation in northern Syria, on the frontlines of the battle between Kurdish YPG forces and ISIS militants. 

Video shows the shattered remains of Kobane, devastated by the battle with ISIS, and since re-captured by Kurdish forces; as well as the frontlines near Raqqa, the de-facto captial of the so-called Islamic State.

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Drone YPG Raqqa Frontline (4K) Part 1
Ayn Issa, Raqqa
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone Footage showing Kurdish YPG forces consolidating positions on the frontline near the Syrian town of Ayn Issa, close to the Islamic State controlled city of Raqqa.
In July, 2015, Kurdish forces launched a military campaign to re-take the town of Ayn Issa and other villages held by Islamic State militants.

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Drone YPG Raqqa Frontline (4K) Part 2
Ayn Issa, Raqqa
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone Footage showing Kurdish YPG forces consolidating positions on the frontline near the Syrian town of Ayn Issa, close to the Islamic State controlled city of Raqqa.
In July, 2015, Kurdish forces launched a military campaign to re-take the town of Ayn Issa and other villages held by Islamic State militants.

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Drone Kobane Reconstruction Part 1
Kobane
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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Drone Kobane Reconstruction 2
Kobane
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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Drone Footage of ISIS Death Pit (4K)
Suluk
By Gabriel Chaim
10 Dec 2015

GRAPHIC IMAGES
Drone footage filmed in December 2015 near Suluk, Syria north of Raqqa showing a deep cavern where ISIS militants threw the bodies of their victims.

Video contains some graphic images of human remains.

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Life in the Largest Syrian Refugee Ca...
Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
30 Mar 2015

March 30, 2015

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan



Syrian refugees fled their country and arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan looking for assistance and a safe place to settle after the heavy clashes between the YPG and Al-Nusra front that took place in Rojava. The Kawrgosk refugee camp is currently the largest in Iraq but many of the refugees prefer to live on the outskirts of the city of Erbil. Iraq has recorded a total of 19, 844 Syrian refugees in the camps and aid is distributed to them by the UN, NGOs, and local and national bodies.

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The Destruction of Homs
Homs
By yazan1985
03 Mar 2015

Photos from Homs in March 2014 show the destruction of Syria's third largest city toward the end of the three-year siege (May 2011 - May 2014).  

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Syrian Government Opens Passing in Ea...
By Transterra Editor
09 Apr 2014

Story Title: Regime Forces open Harasta gates in Beseiged Eastern Ghouta for Two Hours

Date: March 6, 2014
Location: Harasta, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus

Storyline: Regime forces deliberatly opened a gate in Harasta, the besieged eastern Gouta, in northern Damascus, for two hours, and took out the civilians that were trapped under the seige. The gate was then closed, allowing the flooding of a hundred and fifty thousand civilians from neighboring towns, hoping to escape the beseiged area. The roads and the gardens were overflowing with helpless civilians. They chose not to appear in the interviews, fearing that they will get arrested and never get the chance to cross over.

Interviewees:

Abou Mahmoud Fahr – Major General “Fath Al Sham”

2:00 – 3:17 “The regime soldiers never opened a gate anywhere, not in Harasta nor in the camps nor in Mleiha. The gates that were opened almost a year ago are now are all closed. They opened the gate for two hours, took advantage of the situation, shot at the civilians, injured a couple. Others were put at gunpoint and were forced to cheer for the regime and Bashar Al Assad. Around a hundred and fifty thousand people have been stranded on the streets since last night, children, women, elderlies, and none were allowed to pass through. We threatened and told them the civilians are a 3rd party, and are not involved between us and the spoilt regime. The war is between us, and not the civilians. We need to make sure of their safety, and guarantee a shelter for them in a refugee camp, allow them to access schools”

Soldier in the FSA

3:18 – 3: 54 They opened the road for us, two days ago, for two hours only. They opened them only to take photographs. They got their cameras ready, put up their flags and images of Bashar Al Assad. They said they will not let us through until we cheer on Bashar Al Assad. They put the children and the women in the women and forced them to do so. They opened the gates for two hours just to show the world that they are evacuating the people of Al Gouta. Look, the whole Gouta population is in Harasta now. Harasta is filled with people, who were sleeping on the streets the night before. Young children were sleeping on the streets and the destroyed buildings.

Abou Haitham – Leader in “Fath Al Sham”
3:55 – 4:12 We received classified information that Bashar Al Assad forces are increasing security in all of Damascus and are planning on capturing civilians exiting Eastern Gouta. We are a hundred percent sure of this information. It is from a trusted source.

Shot List:

Various shots of: Civilian women and children overcrowding the streets
Various shots of: The FSA army trying to protect and secure the civilians
Various shots of: Cars carrying the civilians
Various shots of: Large crowd of civilians

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Destruction of Homs 03
Homs
By yazan1985
04 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Syrian Refugees Held at Alexandria Po...
Egypt , Alexandria
By Ahmed Medhat
17 Sep 2013

A group of Syrian refugees have been detained in police stations in Egypt after they tried to reach Europe illegally by boat. Four years after the start of Syria’s civil war, Syrian people are still fleeing to neighboring countries looking for a safer and better life for their children.

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Homs
By yazan1985
12 Mar 2013

Destruction of Al Zawya Mosque in the Bab Hood neighbourhod of Homs as a result of airstrikes by the Syrian Regime. Homs, Syria