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Land of the Epics: Inside Islamist Re...
Idlib
By Yacine BenRabia
27 Apr 2018

This documentary in Syria is about a press trip among the rebel groups against Bashar Assad's regime, where the film tells the story of two important leaders in a combat group. We accompanied them in 2015, 2016 and 2017 from September to December 2017. The two are Abu Muhammad al-Shami al-Halabi, leader of the Ansar al-Aqeedah group, which is active in the Lattakia countryside Idlib, and Aleppo, was the governor of the Front of victory on Aleppo in 2014, and before the official Ahrar Cham in Aleppo and Deputy Abu Khaled Syrian one close to Osama bin Laden. Abu Omar al-Libi, wanted for the West, where we accompanied him in a battle and before, even his daily life with his family. (CREATOR OF AL BATAR BRIGADE) The story is accompanied by Abu Muhammad al-Shami, one of the most wanted Americans and the Syrian regime, for being the first Emi of foreign fighters who arrived in Syria in 2011. He was responsible for many of the leaders of the Islamic State Organization later, such as the Minister of War of the State Organization Abu Omar Al-Checheni, as well as his strong friendship with him, as well as Abu Ismail Al-Anbari. In addition to its strong relationship with the leaders of the army of immigrants and supporters such as Saifullah who was killed before 2014 in battles in Aleppo, as well as Salah al-Din al-Chechen and Abdul Karim Ukrainian before the overthrow in 2015. The story is also accompanied by Abu Mohammed and his close associates, in their play for football, and how to train, how they are fighting, how they are fighting on the fronts in Lattakia countryside, how to make weapons and missiles in an explosives factory, and how to make chemical weapons in a secret laboratory.

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Land of the Epics: Inside Islamist Re...
Damascus
By Yacine BenRabia
27 Jan 2018

This documentary in Syria is about a press trip among the rebel groups against Bashar Assad's regime, where the film tells the story of two important leaders in a combat group. We accompanied them in 2015, 2016 and 2017 from September to December 2017.

The two are Abu Muhammad al-Shami al-Halabi, leader of the Ansar al-Aqeedah group, which is active in the Lattakia countryside Idlib, and Aleppo, was the governor of the Front of victory on Aleppo in 2014, and before the official Ahrar Cham in Aleppo and Deputy Abu Khaled Syrian one close to Osama bin Laden.

Abu Omar al-Libi, wanted for the West, where we accompanied him in a battle and before, even his daily life with his family. (CREATOR OF AL BATAR BRIGADE)

The story is accompanied by Abu Muhammad al-Shami, one of the most wanted Americans and the Syrian regime, for being the first Emi of foreign fighters who arrived in Syria in 2011. He was responsible for many of the leaders of the Islamic State Organization later, such as the Minister of War of the State Organization Abu Omar Al-Checheni, as well as his strong friendship with him, as well as Abu Ismail Al-Anbari.

In addition to its strong relationship with the leaders of the army of immigrants and supporters such as Saifullah who was killed before 2014 in battles in Aleppo, as well as Salah al-Din al-Chechen and Abdul Karim Ukrainian before the overthrow in 2015.

The story is also accompanied by Abu Mohammed and his close associates, in their play for football, and how to train, how they are fighting, how they are fighting on the fronts in Lattakia countryside, how to make weapons and missiles in an explosives factory, and how to make chemical weapons in a secret laboratory.

How they plan to fight in partnership with other groups, as well as the humanitarian situation of the population inside Aleppo and the city of Idlib
Accompanied by an elderly woman to tell us the situation in the city and its tragedies, and near the headquarters of the Abu Group Mohammed al-Shami, was a very impressive humanitarian situation.

The story of a child who collects bread crumbs and what he can eat to help his parents under bombardment.
As well as escorting a fighter from the Abu Mohammed group to areas known to forcibly displace its population by the forces as well as our presence in the city of Aleppo.

The story of the film also includes Abu Muhammad's supervision of digging a tunnel 70 kilometers long, under the ground with help prisoners of the regular army, with statements and tales of how some of them were captured and regretted to fight their people, as well as overseeing the launch of aircraft Dron Tayyar, to monitor the Afghan militias fighting alongside the Syrian regime.

We can also see very strong bombing scenes of the fortifications of the Afghan, Iranian and Lebanese Shiites.
The viewer can follow the story of Abu Muhammad al-Shami's group with a soldier in the ranks of the regime, and negotiate with his father, an officer in the regime forces, to swap him with the prisoners of revolutionaries detained by the forces of Bashar al-Assad, but with the days of this prisoner embraces the radical Salafist revolution against the regime, but even in the factory of explosives and preparation of missiles, and shows his willingness to blow himself up against Regular forces, if they do this, can help free themselves from some of the oppression of Syrian urban dwellers.

After this we can follow up with Abu Mohammed al-Shami with another important person in the story is Abu Ali Flic, this person was prisoner and was replaced in negotiations between the rebels and the Syrian regime with the brother of the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic Ahmad Hassoun.
In the course of the story, Abu Mohammed leads us to their allies, but this time they are the Kurdish Islamists who are fighting the Biki Ki and Syria's democratic forces, and visit them in a village called the visit on the outskirts of the Kurdish majority Afrin region, secular system.

There we can see dialogues with the village choir, as well as accompany him to the school that changed the educational system to a legal system, with the inspection of the school library and the contents of books, and the dire situation of the educational departments.

In the same context, we follow a battalion of jihadist women who are fighting on the fronts, mastering the shooting with machine guns and shelling the sites of the Afghan Shiites. This battalion is only the wives and wives of Abu Muhammad and his close companions and guards.
Seeking and fighting with their children, for the sake of peace and patience.

AND a lot of interview with this jihadists women.

Abu Mohammed continues with officials of the Sharia court and prison, and we go to the area to photograph the court
The prison and how things are there, with a dialogue with a legitimate judge and a custodian, as well as two prisoners on charges of collaboration and communication with Shiite militias and regular Syrian forces, as well as another prisoner in a jihadi group.

Near our residence with Abu Muhammad, foreign planes bombard a location near a mosque in Adnan we go photograph the area, people under the rubble, some of them dead, the mosque destroyed, by chance the little son was somewhere else the bombardment, of the child's amazement when we ask him about his mother says OH MY MOTHER .... Today is the day of Eid ... Your son came to you a martyr.

We continue our march with Abu Muhammad this time to the countryside of Idlib, to a river related to the Euphrates River, a river Asi, in the border area of Darkush, where they play like young children, and are happy.

Not far from the area there are Christian villages. We visited the predominantly Christian town of Qana, where we visited the Church of the Brother Francis and Father Hanagalov, who spoke in Italian with us, talked about many topics such as their coexistence with Muslims, their position on the revolution and the Syrian regime, and their position on the state organization that dominated the region around and then their position on the Islamic groups and their position on the victory front that controlled the region, their position on the arbitration of Islamic law, as well as talking with Christian residents in the village about the real function of the Christian minority in the area controlled by the jihadists and the daily threats of bombing and killing by the jihadists.

We conclude the story by one of the officials of the groups under the command of Abu Muhammad al-Shami, to bid farewell his comrades, who appeared to us from time to time in every film, because he was about to wear an explosive belt, would blow him up against the Syrian regime soldiers.
Battle against one of their locations near the Air College.

In the end, we will see a group of jihadists talking and threatening the West and Europe to transfer their terrorist operations to it.

TURKEY
After that, we will photograph in Turkey borders and some refugees and a dialogue with Syrian political figures residing in Turkey.

FRANCE
France will then hold dialogues with the dean of the Paris mosque and the role of mosques in the fight against extremism and terrorism, as well as dialogues with representatives of the Jewish religion in Paris on the night of the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris.

LIBYA
After that, we will be represented in Tripoli, Misrata, Zintan, Sabrata and dialogues with strong figures in the Libyan government in 2016 and 2017, including the founder of Libyan intelligence after the Muammar al-Qaiafi regime in 2011, as well as the mayor of Sabrata and the jihadi groups arrested by the Egyptian authorities. Egyptians, which forced the Libyan government to negotiate and release their Emir known as Sheikh Abu Ubaida Zawi, his real name Shaaban gift.

We also have interviews with moderate scholars urging the international community to combat terrorism, Koranic schools in Misurata and dialogue with the deputy mayor of Misurata.

As well as a dialogue with the Chairman of the Committee for the Defense of the Displaced from Benghazi.
And attend the celebrations of the 17th anniversary of the start of the Libyan revolution.

We also have interviews with officials on how to simulate terrorism, the cause of terrorism in Libya, and depict what happened after the terrorist attack in which Zliten was attacked by the Islamic state in a suicide attack on the Libyan judicial police site.

Movie characters

SYRIAN
Abu Muhammad al-Shami, a former detainee in the political prison of the Syrian regime, for his activity with the groups
Before 2011, his friends, many of them Zahran Alloush, former commander of the Army of Islam, before his assassination, as well as Wali Abu Atheer brother of Abu Muhammad al-Fateh, who seized Bab al-Hawa in 2012.
Abu Muhammad al-Shami is one of the former leaders of the Ahrar al-Sham Brigades and Front of Nasra Front Aleppo. He is known for his moderation in religious and political issues.
Abu Omar al-Libi, founder of the Battar battalion, which includes the most fierce foreign fighters, mostly Libyans, Tunisians and Algerians, as well as Europeans of Arab origin. This battalion later became the spearhead of the organization of the Islamic state in its battle with the West or
The Kurds.
Abu Omar is one of the seven foreign nationals who came to Bensh and Idlib with Abu Omar al-Shishani, the war minister of the Islamic state in early 2011, and other foreigners.
Presented by the Emir of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a special meeting attended by the leaders of the Organization
The military official of the organization in northern Syria in 2013.
Abu Jamil, the Qur'an teacher of combat groups.
Abu Ali Falis, a field commander associated with Abu Muhammad al-Shami, was a prisoner of the Syrian regime and was exchanged with the brother of the Syrian mufti Ahmed Hassoun.
Hanna Galoff, a Christian priest and official at the Franciscan monastery of the Franciscans, in the town of El Qaneh in Jisr al-Shughour, adjacent to the poetry.

Abu Ismail al-Iraqi, head of intelligence in the organization of the Islamic state in northern Syria, and a relative of the leader of the Islamic State Organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Abu Abdullah al-Kurdi, leader of the Kurdish Islamic Group for the Organization of the Islamic State.

Abu Tawfiq in 2016, the general prince of the movement of Nur al-Din Zanki Islamik and Sheikh Ali. In 2012 he was an emir in the Tawhid Brigade in Mahfouz Governorate
Abu Abd al-Rahman Turki, Emir of the Islamic Group of Tawheed.
OTHERS PERSONNES …

Places where they were shot
Lattakia Mountains and its countryside.
City of Fryka. Lattakia countryside.
Kun Town. Bridge of vacancies.
Adnan. Northern Aleppo countryside.
City of Aleppo.
Lines of communication between the controlled neighborhoods between the Syrian regime and rebel groups.
Proximity to the air faculty.
Salah Eddin neighborhood. Central Aleppo.
Visit the tomb of the city of Afrin and the road of Rigga.
City of Idlib
Idleb, mountains

Turkey Istanbul
Capital Capital
Libya

The shooting period between 2015 and late June, ie the month 06, until May 2016, the month 05, sporadically, and from September 2017 to December 2017 intermittently.
Where the summer, winter and autumn periods continued in the investigation about 3 years.

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Land of the Epics: Inside Islamist Re...
Damascus
By Yacine BenRabia
27 Jan 2018

This documentary in Syria is about a press trip among the rebel groups against Bashar Assad's regime, where the film tells the story of two important leaders in a combat group. We accompanied them in 2015, 2016 and 2017 from September to December 2017.

The two are Abu Muhammad al-Shami al-Halabi, leader of the Ansar al-Aqeedah group, which is active in the Lattakia countryside Idlib, and Aleppo, was the governor of the Front of victory on Aleppo in 2014, and before the official Ahrar Cham in Aleppo and Deputy Abu Khaled Syrian one close to Osama bin Laden.

Abu Omar al-Libi, wanted for the West, where we accompanied him in a battle and before, even his daily life with his family. (CREATOR OF AL BATAR BRIGADE)

The story is accompanied by Abu Muhammad al-Shami, one of the most wanted Americans and the Syrian regime, for being the first Emi of foreign fighters who arrived in Syria in 2011. He was responsible for many of the leaders of the Islamic State Organization later, such as the Minister of War of the State Organization Abu Omar Al-Checheni, as well as his strong friendship with him, as well as Abu Ismail Al-Anbari.

In addition to its strong relationship with the leaders of the army of immigrants and supporters such as Saifullah who was killed before 2014 in battles in Aleppo, as well as Salah al-Din al-Chechen and Abdul Karim Ukrainian before the overthrow in 2015.

The story is also accompanied by Abu Mohammed and his close associates, in their play for football, and how to train, how they are fighting, how they are fighting on the fronts in Lattakia countryside, how to make weapons and missiles in an explosives factory, and how to make chemical weapons in a secret laboratory.

How they plan to fight in partnership with other groups, as well as the humanitarian situation of the population inside Aleppo and the city of Idlib
Accompanied by an elderly woman to tell us the situation in the city and its tragedies, and near the headquarters of the Abu Group Mohammed al-Shami, was a very impressive humanitarian situation.

The story of a child who collects bread crumbs and what he can eat to help his parents under bombardment.
As well as escorting a fighter from the Abu Mohammed group to areas known to forcibly displace its population by the forces as well as our presence in the city of Aleppo.

The story of the film also includes Abu Muhammad's supervision of digging a tunnel 70 kilometers long, under the ground with help prisoners of the regular army, with statements and tales of how some of them were captured and regretted to fight their people, as well as overseeing the launch of aircraft Dron Tayyar, to monitor the Afghan militias fighting alongside the Syrian regime.

We can also see very strong bombing scenes of the fortifications of the Afghan, Iranian and Lebanese Shiites.
The viewer can follow the story of Abu Muhammad al-Shami's group with a soldier in the ranks of the regime, and negotiate with his father, an officer in the regime forces, to swap him with the prisoners of revolutionaries detained by the forces of Bashar al-Assad, but with the days of this prisoner embraces the radical Salafist revolution against the regime, but even in the factory of explosives and preparation of missiles, and shows his willingness to blow himself up against Regular forces, if they do this, can help free themselves from some of the oppression of Syrian urban dwellers.

After this we can follow up with Abu Mohammed al-Shami with another important person in the story is Abu Ali Flic, this person was prisoner and was replaced in negotiations between the rebels and the Syrian regime with the brother of the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic Ahmad Hassoun.
In the course of the story, Abu Mohammed leads us to their allies, but this time they are the Kurdish Islamists who are fighting the Biki Ki and Syria's democratic forces, and visit them in a village called the visit on the outskirts of the Kurdish majority Afrin region, secular system.

There we can see dialogues with the village choir, as well as accompany him to the school that changed the educational system to a legal system, with the inspection of the school library and the contents of books, and the dire situation of the educational departments.

In the same context, we follow a battalion of jihadist women who are fighting on the fronts, mastering the shooting with machine guns and shelling the sites of the Afghan Shiites. This battalion is only the wives and wives of Abu Muhammad and his close companions and guards.
Seeking and fighting with their children, for the sake of peace and patience.

AND a lot of interview with this jihadists women.

Abu Mohammed continues with officials of the Sharia court and prison, and we go to the area to photograph the court
The prison and how things are there, with a dialogue with a legitimate judge and a custodian, as well as two prisoners on charges of collaboration and communication with Shiite militias and regular Syrian forces, as well as another prisoner in a jihadi group.

Near our residence with Abu Muhammad, foreign planes bombard a location near a mosque in Adnan we go photograph the area, people under the rubble, some of them dead, the mosque destroyed, by chance the little son was somewhere else the bombardment, of the child's amazement when we ask him about his mother says OH MY MOTHER .... Today is the day of Eid ... Your son came to you a martyr.

We continue our march with Abu Muhammad this time to the countryside of Idlib, to a river related to the Euphrates River, a river Asi, in the border area of Darkush, where they play like young children, and are happy.

Not far from the area there are Christian villages. We visited the predominantly Christian town of Qana, where we visited the Church of the Brother Francis and Father Hanagalov, who spoke in Italian with us, talked about many topics such as their coexistence with Muslims, their position on the revolution and the Syrian regime, and their position on the state organization that dominated the region around and then their position on the Islamic groups and their position on the victory front that controlled the region, their position on the arbitration of Islamic law, as well as talking with Christian residents in the village about the real function of the Christian minority in the area controlled by the jihadists and the daily threats of bombing and killing by the jihadists.

We conclude the story by one of the officials of the groups under the command of Abu Muhammad al-Shami, to bid farewell his comrades, who appeared to us from time to time in every film, because he was about to wear an explosive belt, would blow him up against the Syrian regime soldiers.
Battle against one of their locations near the Air College.

In the end, we will see a group of jihadists talking and threatening the West and Europe to transfer their terrorist operations to it.

TURKEY
After that, we will photograph in Turkey borders and some refugees and a dialogue with Syrian political figures residing in Turkey.

FRANCE
France will then hold dialogues with the dean of the Paris mosque and the role of mosques in the fight against extremism and terrorism, as well as dialogues with representatives of the Jewish religion in Paris on the night of the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris.

LIBYA
After that, we will be represented in Tripoli, Misrata, Zintan, Sabrata and dialogues with strong figures in the Libyan government in 2016 and 2017, including the founder of Libyan intelligence after the Muammar al-Qaiafi regime in 2011, as well as the mayor of Sabrata and the jihadi groups arrested by the Egyptian authorities. Egyptians, which forced the Libyan government to negotiate and release their Emir known as Sheikh Abu Ubaida Zawi, his real name Shaaban gift.

We also have interviews with moderate scholars urging the international community to combat terrorism, Koranic schools in Misurata and dialogue with the deputy mayor of Misurata.

As well as a dialogue with the Chairman of the Committee for the Defense of the Displaced from Benghazi.
And attend the celebrations of the 17th anniversary of the start of the Libyan revolution.

We also have interviews with officials on how to simulate terrorism, the cause of terrorism in Libya, and depict what happened after the terrorist attack in which Zliten was attacked by the Islamic state in a suicide attack on the Libyan judicial police site.

Movie characters

SYRIAN
Abu Muhammad al-Shami, a former detainee in the political prison of the Syrian regime, for his activity with the groups
Before 2011, his friends, many of them Zahran Alloush, former commander of the Army of Islam, before his assassination, as well as Wali Abu Atheer brother of Abu Muhammad al-Fateh, who seized Bab al-Hawa in 2012.
Abu Muhammad al-Shami is one of the former leaders of the Ahrar al-Sham Brigades and Front of Nasra Front Aleppo. He is known for his moderation in religious and political issues.
Abu Omar al-Libi, founder of the Battar battalion, which includes the most fierce foreign fighters, mostly Libyans, Tunisians and Algerians, as well as Europeans of Arab origin. This battalion later became the spearhead of the organization of the Islamic state in its battle with the West or
The Kurds.
Abu Omar is one of the seven foreign nationals who came to Bensh and Idlib with Abu Omar al-Shishani, the war minister of the Islamic state in early 2011, and other foreigners.
Presented by the Emir of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a special meeting attended by the leaders of the Organization
The military official of the organization in northern Syria in 2013.
Abu Jamil, the Qur'an teacher of combat groups.
Abu Ali Falis, a field commander associated with Abu Muhammad al-Shami, was a prisoner of the Syrian regime and was exchanged with the brother of the Syrian mufti Ahmed Hassoun.
Hanna Galoff, a Christian priest and official at the Franciscan monastery of the Franciscans, in the town of El Qaneh in Jisr al-Shughour, adjacent to the poetry.

Abu Ismail al-Iraqi, head of intelligence in the organization of the Islamic state in northern Syria, and a relative of the leader of the Islamic State Organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Abu Abdullah al-Kurdi, leader of the Kurdish Islamic Group for the Organization of the Islamic State.

Abu Tawfiq in 2016, the general prince of the movement of Nur al-Din Zanki Islamik and Sheikh Ali. In 2012 he was an emir in the Tawhid Brigade in Mahfouz Governorate
Abu Abd al-Rahman Turki, Emir of the Islamic Group of Tawheed.
OTHERS PERSONNES …

Places where they were shot
Lattakia Mountains and its countryside.
City of Fryka. Lattakia countryside.
Kun Town. Bridge of vacancies.
Adnan. Northern Aleppo countryside.
City of Aleppo.
Lines of communication between the controlled neighborhoods between the Syrian regime and rebel groups.
Proximity to the air faculty.
Salah Eddin neighborhood. Central Aleppo.
Visit the tomb of the city of Afrin and the road of Rigga.
City of Idlib
Idleb, mountains

Turkey Istanbul
Capital Capital
Libya

The shooting period between 2015 and late June, ie the month 06, until May 2016, the month 05, sporadically, and from September 2017 to December 2017 intermittently.
Where the summer, winter and autumn periods continued in the investigation about 3 years.

Frame 0004
Land of the Epics: Inside Islamist Re...
Idlib
By Yacine BenRabia
25 Jan 2018

This documentary in Syria is about a press trip among the rebel groups against Bashar Assad's regime, where the film tells the story of two important leaders in a combat group. We accompanied them in 2015, 2016 and 2017 from September to December 2017.

The two are Abu Muhammad al-Shami al-Halabi, leader of the Ansar al-Aqeedah group, which is active in the Lattakia countryside Idlib, and Aleppo, was the governor of the Front of victory on Aleppo in 2014, and before the official Ahrar Cham in Aleppo and Deputy Abu Khaled Syrian one close to Osama bin Laden.

Abu Omar al-Libi, wanted for the West, where we accompanied him in a battle and before, even his daily life with his family. (CREATOR OF AL BATAR BRIGADE)

The story is accompanied by Abu Muhammad al-Shami, one of the most wanted Americans and the Syrian regime, for being the first Emi of foreign fighters who arrived in Syria in 2011. He was responsible for many of the leaders of the Islamic State Organization later, such as the Minister of War of the State Organization Abu Omar Al-Checheni, as well as his strong friendship with him, as well as Abu Ismail Al-Anbari.

In addition to its strong relationship with the leaders of the army of immigrants and supporters such as Saifullah who was killed before 2014 in battles in Aleppo, as well as Salah al-Din al-Chechen and Abdul Karim Ukrainian before the overthrow in 2015.

The story is also accompanied by Abu Mohammed and his close associates, in their play for football, and how to train, how they are fighting, how they are fighting on the fronts in Lattakia countryside, how to make weapons and missiles in an explosives factory, and how to make chemical weapons in a secret laboratory.

How they plan to fight in partnership with other groups, as well as the humanitarian situation of the population inside Aleppo and the city of Idlib
Accompanied by an elderly woman to tell us the situation in the city and its tragedies, and near the headquarters of the Abu Group Mohammed al-Shami, was a very impressive humanitarian situation.

The story of a child who collects bread crumbs and what he can eat to help his parents under bombardment.
As well as escorting a fighter from the Abu Mohammed group to areas known to forcibly displace its population by the forces as well as our presence in the city of Aleppo.

The story of the film also includes Abu Muhammad's supervision of digging a tunnel 70 kilometers long, under the ground with help prisoners of the regular army, with statements and tales of how some of them were captured and regretted to fight their people, as well as overseeing the launch of aircraft Dron Tayyar, to monitor the Afghan militias fighting alongside the Syrian regime.

We can also see very strong bombing scenes of the fortifications of the Afghan, Iranian and Lebanese Shiites.
The viewer can follow the story of Abu Muhammad al-Shami's group with a soldier in the ranks of the regime, and negotiate with his father, an officer in the regime forces, to swap him with the prisoners of revolutionaries detained by the forces of Bashar al-Assad, but with the days of this prisoner embraces the radical Salafist revolution against the regime, but even in the factory of explosives and preparation of missiles, and shows his willingness to blow himself up against Regular forces, if they do this, can help free themselves from some of the oppression of Syrian urban dwellers.

After this we can follow up with Abu Mohammed al-Shami with another important person in the story is Abu Ali Flic, this person was prisoner and was replaced in negotiations between the rebels and the Syrian regime with the brother of the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic Ahmad Hassoun.
In the course of the story, Abu Mohammed leads us to their allies, but this time they are the Kurdish Islamists who are fighting the Biki Ki and Syria's democratic forces, and visit them in a village called the visit on the outskirts of the Kurdish majority Afrin region, secular system.

There we can see dialogues with the village choir, as well as accompany him to the school that changed the educational system to a legal system, with the inspection of the school library and the contents of books, and the dire situation of the educational departments.

In the same context, we follow a battalion of jihadist women who are fighting on the fronts, mastering the shooting with machine guns and shelling the sites of the Afghan Shiites. This battalion is only the wives and wives of Abu Muhammad and his close companions and guards.
Seeking and fighting with their children, for the sake of peace and patience.

AND a lot of interview with this jihadists women.

Abu Mohammed continues with officials of the Sharia court and prison, and we go to the area to photograph the court
The prison and how things are there, with a dialogue with a legitimate judge and a custodian, as well as two prisoners on charges of collaboration and communication with Shiite militias and regular Syrian forces, as well as another prisoner in a jihadi group.

Near our residence with Abu Muhammad, foreign planes bombard a location near a mosque in Adnan we go photograph the area, people under the rubble, some of them dead, the mosque destroyed, by chance the little son was somewhere else the bombardment, of the child's amazement when we ask him about his mother says OH MY MOTHER .... Today is the day of Eid ... Your son came to you a martyr.

We continue our march with Abu Muhammad this time to the countryside of Idlib, to a river related to the Euphrates River, a river Asi, in the border area of Darkush, where they play like young children, and are happy.

Not far from the area there are Christian villages. We visited the predominantly Christian town of Qana, where we visited the Church of the Brother Francis and Father Hanagalov, who spoke in Italian with us, talked about many topics such as their coexistence with Muslims, their position on the revolution and the Syrian regime, and their position on the state organization that dominated the region around and then their position on the Islamic groups and their position on the victory front that controlled the region, their position on the arbitration of Islamic law, as well as talking with Christian residents in the village about the real function of the Christian minority in the area controlled by the jihadists and the daily threats of bombing and killing by the jihadists.

We conclude the story by one of the officials of the groups under the command of Abu Muhammad al-Shami, to bid farewell his comrades, who appeared to us from time to time in every film, because he was about to wear an explosive belt, would blow him up against the Syrian regime soldiers.
Battle against one of their locations near the Air College.

In the end, we will see a group of jihadists talking and threatening the West and Europe to transfer their terrorist operations to it.

TURKEY
After that, we will photograph in Turkey borders and some refugees and a dialogue with Syrian political figures residing in Turkey.

FRANCE
France will then hold dialogues with the dean of the Paris mosque and the role of mosques in the fight against extremism and terrorism, as well as dialogues with representatives of the Jewish religion in Paris on the night of the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris.

LIBYA
After that, we will be represented in Tripoli, Misrata, Zintan, Sabrata and dialogues with strong figures in the Libyan government in 2016 and 2017, including the founder of Libyan intelligence after the Muammar al-Qaiafi regime in 2011, as well as the mayor of Sabrata and the jihadi groups arrested by the Egyptian authorities. Egyptians, which forced the Libyan government to negotiate and release their Emir known as Sheikh Abu Ubaida Zawi, his real name Shaaban gift.

We also have interviews with moderate scholars urging the international community to combat terrorism, Koranic schools in Misurata and dialogue with the deputy mayor of Misurata.

As well as a dialogue with the Chairman of the Committee for the Defense of the Displaced from Benghazi.
And attend the celebrations of the 17th anniversary of the start of the Libyan revolution.

We also have interviews with officials on how to simulate terrorism, the cause of terrorism in Libya, and depict what happened after the terrorist attack in which Zliten was attacked by the Islamic state in a suicide attack on the Libyan judicial police site.

Movie characters

SYRIAN
Abu Muhammad al-Shami, a former detainee in the political prison of the Syrian regime, for his activity with the groups
Before 2011, his friends, many of them Zahran Alloush, former commander of the Army of Islam, before his assassination, as well as Wali Abu Atheer brother of Abu Muhammad al-Fateh, who seized Bab al-Hawa in 2012.
Abu Muhammad al-Shami is one of the former leaders of the Ahrar al-Sham Brigades and Front of Nasra Front Aleppo. He is known for his moderation in religious and political issues.
Abu Omar al-Libi, founder of the Battar battalion, which includes the most fierce foreign fighters, mostly Libyans, Tunisians and Algerians, as well as Europeans of Arab origin. This battalion later became the spearhead of the organization of the Islamic state in its battle with the West or
The Kurds.
Abu Omar is one of the seven foreign nationals who came to Bensh and Idlib with Abu Omar al-Shishani, the war minister of the Islamic state in early 2011, and other foreigners.
Presented by the Emir of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a special meeting attended by the leaders of the Organization
The military official of the organization in northern Syria in 2013.
Abu Jamil, the Qur'an teacher of combat groups.
Abu Ali Falis, a field commander associated with Abu Muhammad al-Shami, was a prisoner of the Syrian regime and was exchanged with the brother of the Syrian mufti Ahmed Hassoun.
Hanna Galoff, a Christian priest and official at the Franciscan monastery of the Franciscans, in the town of El Qaneh in Jisr al-Shughour, adjacent to the poetry.

Abu Ismail al-Iraqi, head of intelligence in the organization of the Islamic state in northern Syria, and a relative of the leader of the Islamic State Organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Abu Abdullah al-Kurdi, leader of the Kurdish Islamic Group for the Organization of the Islamic State.

Abu Tawfiq in 2016, the general prince of the movement of Nur al-Din Zanki Islamik and Sheikh Ali. In 2012 he was an emir in the Tawhid Brigade in Mahfouz Governorate
Abu Abd al-Rahman Turki, Emir of the Islamic Group of Tawheed.
OTHERS PERSONNES …

Places where they were shot
Lattakia Mountains and its countryside.
City of Fryka. Lattakia countryside.
Kun Town. Bridge of vacancies.
Adnan. Northern Aleppo countryside.
City of Aleppo.
Lines of communication between the controlled neighborhoods between the Syrian regime and rebel groups.
Proximity to the air faculty.
Salah Eddin neighborhood. Central Aleppo.
Visit the tomb of the city of Afrin and the road of Rigga.
City of Idlib
Idleb, mountains

Turkey Istanbul
Capital Capital
Libya

The shooting period between 2015 and late June, ie the month 06, until May 2016, the month 05, sporadically, and from September 2017 to December 2017 intermittently.
Where the summer, winter and autumn periods continued in the investigation about 3 years.

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French Fighter Joins Kurdish Militia ...
Outskirts of Ras al-Ayn (Serekaniye)
By Bedir
21 May 2015

Ras al-Ayn (Serekaniye), Syria

A French fighter, who introduced himself as 'Roj William,' explains in an interview why he joined the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia's fight against ISIS. The interview was conducted in French.

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Yarmouk Camp Residents Suffer Bombing...
Damascus
By Rame ALsayaed
10 Apr 2015

Yarmouk Camp (Damascus), Syria
April 10, 2015

This video shows the aftermath of air bombing carried out by Syrian government forces on Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
Interviewed camp residents aired their frustration, saying that the bombing has added to their to their long suffering due to a military siege by Syrian government forces and a dire shortage of food supplies, which has lasted for the past four years.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Various night shots of destroyed buildings

VOICE OVER (Arabic)
00:16 – 00:21
“This is the aftermath of barrel bombs dropped on Yarmouk camp by regime forces after midnight.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
00:26 – 01:12

“I was sleeping at home in the lounge. There was suddenly falling; something very loud was falling. As I lifted my head to see what was going on, I felt an earthquake… it was something like an earthquake. Something hit… as my head was up something hit me in the face. What was that? I did not know. I looked around and I saw dust. I opened the door and walked outside and started to shout, calling on the neighbors. One said, ‘I’m hit’ while the other did not answer. The one who did not answer me, may God rest his soul. He has been martyred.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
01:13 – 01:55

“People were sleeping in peace. Are there any fighters here? Are there any rifles or mortars? Civilians were crushed under explosive barrels. Fear God! Have fear for God, Bashar! See how the civilians have been torn to pieces at the hospital – Palestine Hospital. Have fear for God, people. There are no fighters here. All the people here are civilians and children. Where can people go? We are suffering! We are suffering from hunger and thirst, and now you bomb us with explosive barrels at night? God is sufficient for us and He is the best guardian.”
[Standing next to dead cat] “We want to safeguard animal rights, not human rights. Westerners consider animals to be sacred.”

Wide of smoke rising during daytime

VOICE OVER (Arabic)
01:55 – 02:01

“God is greatest! Regime forces are bombing Yarmouk camp intensely. God is greatest!”

Wide of severely damaged buildings during daytime
Various of civilians walking amid the rubble

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
03:10 – 05:05

“I am an old woman. I am 70 years old. I have been under siege alone for four years. My only son is outside the camp. My name is Um Mohamad. My only son and four daughters are outside the camp. We are suffering a lot. This is enough. We need bread, anything to feed on. I live in hunger. I am alone at home. What is happening to us is pitiful. We have had enough. We have suffered a lot we left Palestine and we are still suffering, while the entire world is standing against us. What is happening to us is pitiful. It is really pitiful. I do not have any energy to walk. Whenever I stand up I fall again. I live in the camp on my own.
This is outrageous! Until when will this keep going? All the other towns are receiving food – Beit Sahm, Yalda and Babilla – they have everything they need.
They say that we are receiving food aid; this is a lie. God is witness that we are not even getting a piece of bread or an egg. God knows where this food ends up.
I live on my own, and no one has knocked on my door to give me a loaf of bread or an egg. What is happening to us is pitiful. They should open the road before us. I want to leave; I do not want to stay here anymore. I have had enough. If they open the road I will leave. I stayed here to guard my house, because I have suffered a lot in my life and my husband 40 years ago. I struggled to build this three-story house and raise orphaned children. I cannot leave to be looted.
For God’s sake, find a solution for our camp. We have had enough. This is pitiful. What can I say? Everything is befalling the camp. Everything is befalling Palestinians. What have we done to deserve this?
This is outrageous. Everybody has a decent life except for us. What is our fault?”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
05:05 – 05:32

“We have been under siege in the camp for four years. We have not gotten anything. We have not received any aid. All the organizations are giving aid to Beit Sahm and Babilla. We shall remain steadfast in Yarmouk camp. We thank you, Ahmed Majdalani [Palestinian Authority envoy to Syria], for the gifts you have sent three or four days ago. You have done this instead of giving us food or securing the road for us.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Camp Resident
05:33- 06:17

“We live in the Yarmouk camp. We will not leave our homes, no matter what happens; even if they keep bombing us with barrels until we die. We want to eat and drink. Organizations are distributing food in Yalda and Babilla because they move there. We went there and registered our names, but we were told that only people living at schools can receive food. What about people living under bombing? What about someone who does not want to leave his home? They should open a safe road and let food in. We are suffering to get food. Only people with money can secure electricity. The problem is the same with water; you would have to keep going back and forth, carrying water with containers to be able to fill half a tank. How will this situation end?”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:18 – 06:37

“We are civilians, living in Yarmouk camp. We have children and sick people. Treatment is not available. We do not have food or water. Let them open the road for us. We need to eat and drink. They should give us aid. We do not have food. What can we do? We cannot leave our homes. If we leave our homes our problem will even bigger.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:38 – 06:42

“God willing, we will stay in the camp until we either die or return to Palestine.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Camp Resident
06:42 – 07:15

“When we left Palestine I was seven years old. But I will not leave Yarmouk camp, now that I am 76 years old. Yarmouk camp is my soul. I dug its ground with my own hands. I transported construction material over my head to build my house – one building block at a time. I dug the foundations with my own hands. We shall remain steadfast in the camp, whatever happens.”

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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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From Grey to Black: Four Years of War...
Syria
By Ahmad Mogharbel
16 Mar 2015

As the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War looms, it becomes increasingly difficult to overstate the magnitude of the human catastrophe that has unfolded since March 15, 2011, the day typically cited as the beginning of a conflict that has now how claimed in excess of 220,000 deaths (UN) and driven more than 3.8m Syrians into Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt (UNHCR). Factoring in those estimated to have been internally displaced, nearly half the country’s entire population had been uprooted by August 2014 alone (UN).
To shed light upon the scale of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe in decades, Transterra Media is using the occasion to emphasize the courage and sheer audacity of the Syrian men and women that have been risking their lives to share their countrymen’s plight with the world over the past four years. Whether in photographs and video from the besieged heart of Homs; the desperate living conditions of rebel-held suburbs of Damascus; the mass exodus of Assyrian Christians into Kurdistan; or footage from ISIS-controlled areas detailing the Islamic State’s propaganda wing, educational initiatives and incarceration policies, TTM’s raw, heartrending and rare access to the Syrian Civil War gives the outside world an intimate glimpse into the true, human dimensions of the conflict.
As destructive, unpredictable and painful as the war has been, the battle lines are still shifting every day. One day Kobane is taken by ISIS; the next it’s liberated by Kurdish forces. And while the Syrian war draws in more and more foreign powers in the sky, the presence of international media on the ground has all but dwindled to none. Hence the enormous importance of bold, thoughtful and inquisitive contributors actually in Syria – a critical strength of TTM since 2011.
In light of the 4th anniversary of the Syrian Crisis, TTM has created a special archive for our database of stories from Syria since the outbreak of hostilities in 2011.
Dreadful Disease Appears in Eastern Ghouta

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/53375

The Syrian Teenager Who "Chose" War Over School

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/55956

Syrian Brothers Survive in Damascus

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/42168

Syria's Orphans Stuck in Limbo

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/55660

Picking Mushrooms for a Living in Syria

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/52899

Starving in Al hajar al aswad during Ramdan

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/40080

Desperate Living Conditions in Rebel-held Suburb of Damascus

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/57454

Profiteering in Besieged Damascus

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/53889

Digging for Antiquities in Rural Aleppo

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/57424

Inside the Last Rebel Bastion of Homs

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/49403

Syrian Palestinian Refugees Risk their Lives to Reach Europe

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/53174

Syrian Assyrians Flee ISIS to Qamishli

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/57378

Iraqi Christians Escape ISIS and Find Refuge in Lebanon

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/54174

Living Conditions “Extremely Bad” in ISIS-Controlled Jarabulus

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/56764

Kurdish, Arab Forces Retake Strategic Town From ISIS

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/57453

Censored Video From ISIS-Controlled Deir-al-Zor, Syria

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/56900

Destruction and Relief Accompany Liberation from ISIS

https://www.transterramedia.com/media/57494

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Destruction and Relief Accompany Libe...
Tal Hamis
By TTM Contributor 33
02 Mar 2015

Kurdish and Arab commanders explain the significance of the liberation of the village of Tal Hamis in the broader struggle against ISIS in northeastern Syria. Suleiman al-Shemri, military leader of the Al-Sanadeed forces - themselves the descendants of the Al-Shummar tribe from which various ISIS fighters have been recruited - describes how the three-day battle to liberate the village was in response to pleas from the village's diverse population hailing from various tribal backgrounds. The film also depicts widespread scenes of destruction in a village that, while verdant, has been given over to abandon.

Shot List:

Shots of the destruction caused by the 3-day battle
Shots of some ISIS symbols and pronouncements
Shots of the city streets and road signs
Shots of the Kurdish forces in the city with the vehicles and flags of the Kurdish forces on a strategic hill in the city

Transcription:
(02:22-04:26) Akid Derek, field commander in the YPG:
(Man, Kurdish)

Telhamis was a center for the Syrian regime but they relinquished it about two years ago and it fell under the control of those terrorists. Our raid started from more than one angle. We began in the town of Jazaa, which is located on the border of Kurdish Iraq, and from the village of Palestine, until we reached here. People's Protection Units and Women's Protection Units along with several supporting Arab forces were able to liberate areas in order to reach Tel Hamis. Coalition air forces were available but not with the required intensity. The liberated area is very big and even reaches the town of Telbrak.

Civilians gradually began returning to their homes and are now free after having suffered under the control of ISIS. We talked to the inhabitants of the liberated villages who confirmed that members of ISIS had seized their property and belongings and evicted them from their homes and villages. At this moment we are going to continue with our raid until we clean the area of members of ISIS, who are now about 30km from Tel Hamis in the area of al-Hol.

ISIS placed mines in parts in the village and in cars too. Some of them are still underground and our specialists are working on deactivating them. We have imprisoned many members of ISIS in this raid, and our forces killed dozens of them. We have 30 ISIS corpses.

(06:30-10:00) Suleiman al-Shemri, military leader of the Al-Sanadeed forces
(Man, Arabic)

Interviewer: tell us about the raid, who participated in it? And how long did it take to liberate Tel Hamis?

Suleiman: The raid began on 21 February 2015 and lasted three days. With the help of God we were able to accomplish our goal. We started this raid as an answer to the request of the population to fight those people who are not related to Islam, based on the request of the inhabitants of Tel Hamis, the people who are the tribes of Sharabeya, Shummar, and Tay. It was based upon their request that we came to Tel Hamis, a center for ISIS.

Interviewer: Why is Tel Hamis significant?

Suleiman: It is an area that connects Iraq and Syria, a strategic location for ISIS.

Interviewer: you, the Al-Sanadeed forces, participated with the YPG in the raid. Who else participated?

Suleiman: The participants in the raid were the YPG (People's Protection Units), the Women's Protection Units and the Al-Sanadeed forces. The Al-Sanadeed made up about 1200-1300 fighters in this raid, but the inhabitants also helped us, while the coalition air forces played a significant role. Almost 200 members of ISIS were killed, and we imprisoned others, but do not know the number of captives. The Peshmerga also helped us from the border.

Interviewer: How many villages were liberated? How big is the liberated area?

Suleiman: We liberated almost 150 villages in the first few days and up until now have done so in about 200 villages.

Interviewer: How far is ISIS now?

Suleiman: They are in al-Hol now. Yesterday the fighters liberated Telbrak, and now we are heading to al-Hol, and then hopefully on to Iraq. People are asking for our help and we are always ready to help people – to fight the enemies of Islam.

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Civilians from Rebel-held Ghouta Flee...
Qudssaya,Syria
By AmmarParis
23 Feb 2015

Citizens from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a suburb east of Damascus, are evacuated from various villages (mainly Douma, Jobar, Jesreen and Harasta) and relocated to a refugee camp in government-controlled Dhahiyet Qudsayyah, west of Damascus, on 22 February. In the shelter, which also houses a school, they are provided with food, clothes and other basic necessities.

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Interview with a Canadian ISIS Fighter
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
21 Jan 2015

Interview with Canadian ISIS Fighter Abou Tourab Al Canadi on January 22nd 2015 in Raqqa, Syria.

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FSA fighter Reciting anti Bashar Assa...
Deir-ez-Zour
By b.yaacoub
11 Dec 2014

FSA fighter Reciting anti Bashar Asad poem before battle against ISIS

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Deir Ez Zour - Driving by the Marketp...
Deir-ez-Zour
By b.yaacoub
11 Dec 2014

Market place in Der Ez Zur shot by a cellphone on a bike .

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Aftermath of Raqqa Bombings by Syrian...
By TTM Contributor 20
01 Dec 2014

27 November 2014 Destruction from recent airstrikes in Raqqa by Syrian Regime warplanes.

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Airstrikes by Assad Regime Kill More ...
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
26 Nov 2014

Raqqa, Syria

November 25, 2014

At least 95 people were killed and 120 injured on Tuesday in a series of airstrikes believed to be carried out by Syrian government forces against civilian neighborhoods in Raqqa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The airstrikes caused large scale devastation in residential buildings and public squares. A mosque and the local museum were also damaged in the bombing.

Raqqa is the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.

An international coalition led by the United States has launched a bombing campaign against ISIS positions since September.

Eyewitnesses, however, believe that these airstrikes were carried out by the Syrian government’s air force.

The Syrian regime has repeatedly targeted the city with airstrikes since it lost control over it in March 2013

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Syria Presidential Election 2014
By TTM Contributor 13
03 Jun 2014

Syrians voting in the Syria presidential election, June 3, 2014

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Ghouta Under Siege
Eastern Ghouta, Syria
By mchreyteh
09 Apr 2014

في الغوطة الشرقية المحاصرة القصف لا يهدأ. يلجأ الناس الى استخدام علف المواشي وحبوب الذرة المتعفنة لصناعة الخبز. حاجة السكان للكهرباء جعلتهم يبحثون عن سبل بدائية لتوليد الطاقة عبر صناعات يدوية. وبعد توقف معظم المستشفيات عن العمل، تحل النساء مكان الطواقم الطبية بعد الالتحاق بدورات تدريبية على الاسعافات الاولية.

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Aleppo Barrel Bomb Attack (1 of 10)
Aleppo, Syria
By Zidane Zenglow
09 Apr 2014

Camera tracks a helicopter circling overhead and then dropping what appears to be a bomb in a densely populated neighborhood of Aleppo. Residents and monitoring groups describe the event as a barrel bomb attack carried out by the Syrian Military.

طائرة مروحية تتبع للجيش النظامي السوري تلقي برميل متفجر فوق حي الميسر في حلب بتاريخ ٢٦-٠١-٢٠١٤

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syrian-refugee-turkish-refugee-camp.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
03 Apr 2014

A Syrian refugee boy plays a video game in the computer labs built in his refugee camp. He is among some of the youngest residence of Nizip 2, the container refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border. Nizip 2 also contains several large structures that house the camps schools. In February 2014, it is reported that 2,225 children attend school here.

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syrian-refugee-boy-nizip2-turkey.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
03 Apr 2014

Refugee Syrian children gather around a table in their newly built school. They are among some of the youngest residence of Nizip 2, the container refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border. Nizip 2 also contains several large structures that house the camps schools. In February 2014, it is reported that 2,225 children attend school here.

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In Akkar 3
Halba, Lebanon
By Emmanuel Haddad
11 Jan 2014

While men are building the camp, settling electricity and wood-burning stoves, women take care of their youngest children and prepare food. Most of the families don't have any home to come back to. Should they have to stay in Lebanon, their children's education would be the only way for them to obtain a decent life. This mother's girl is going to a vocational training of nursing in Halba. She hopes her daughter will be able to work soon.

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Sryian-child-container-city-Nizip2.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
10 Jan 2014

A child sits in front of their home in Nizip 2, a refugee camp along the Turkish-Syrian border.

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syrian-child-nizip2-refugee-camp.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
10 Jan 2014

A young Syrian child plays in Nizip 2, a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border.

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In Akkar 2
Halba, Lebanon
By Emmanuel Haddad
10 Jan 2014

While children are at school in the camp, teenagers are building a house for a Lebanese family next to the camp, where they have to rent the field to its owner: "They don't pay us for this work. Because we are Syrians!", explains one of the worker, a former farmer who shows pictures of his house in Qusayr, full of cows and goats on his phone, with a melancolic smile.

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In Akkar 8
Halba, Lebanon
By Emmanuel Haddad
10 Jan 2014

In the camp near Halba, the Syrian community built everything, from the school to the tents. They are now extending it with six new small houses to face winter. For the children and teenagers working in construction, Relief&Reconciliation is beginning a program of extra tutoring, to avoid their definitive removal from school.

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In Akkar 6
halba, lebanon
By Emmanuel Haddad
10 Jan 2014

Mustapha was a teacher in Qusayr. Long enough to design books and exercise books for the children of the camp. Here, Syrians did not wait for NGO’s: since they arrived in Lebanon two years ago, they built two school classes in the camp. All their children get up at 8 am to sing their lesson in Arabic or memorize mathematic rules.

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Syrian-girl-Nizip-refugee-camp-Turkey...
By Andrea DiCenzo
10 Jan 2014

A Syrian refugee dresses up in decorative costume. She just finished performing songs for the residence of Nizip 2, the container city refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border 95 kilometers above Aleppo.

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Syrian-refugee-children-girls.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
10 Jan 2014

Syrian refugees dresses up in decorative costume. They have just finished performing songs for the residence of Nizip 2, the container city refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border 95 kilometers above Aleppo.

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Syrian-children-Nizip2-Refugee-Camp-T...
By Andrea DiCenzo
10 Jan 2014

Syrian children play in the refugee camp they reside in on the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Syrian-refugee-camp-Nizip2-Turkey.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
10 Jan 2014

Turkish guards lock up Nizip 2's school for the day. The refugee camp is one of twenty-two along the Turkish-Syrian border. More than 200,000 refugees have fled the Sryian conflict into Turkey since 2011.

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syrian-refugee-boy-turkish-camp.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
09 Jan 2014

A Syrian refugee child practices his technical skills in the computer lab in Nizip 2, the container refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border. Nizip 2 also contains several large structures that house the camps schools. In February 2014, it is reported that 2,225 children attend school here.

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syrian-childern-nizip2-refugees.jpg
By Andrea DiCenzo
09 Jan 2014

Young Syrian refugees hold hands as they walk down the pavement of the camp that they now reside in. The refugee camp is Nizip 2, a container city refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border approximately 95 kilometers above Aleppo.

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Escaping Syria
Tripoli, Bekaa Valley
By Christina Malkoun
04 Dec 2013

March 6th 2013, one Million refugee officially registered at the centre in Tripoli, Lebanon. A number expected in June 2013. Today it is estimated that double this number have crossed into Lebanon, that's how much the situation is getting worse.
Since the Syrian revolution started in January 2011, families have escaped their home, leaving all their belongings behind, their houses destroyed, terrorised, looking for a safer place to live. In August 2011, the UNHCR launched the Tripoli registration centre, ensuring extension of services to persons under its mandate. 600 to 800 refugees register there every day. 2000 register daily in all of Lebanon. And today there are 7000 daily registrations throughout the region, in the countries of asylum, including Lebanon, Jordan, turkey, Egypt and Iraq.
This project is about portraying the lives of Syrian refugees across Lebanon; their struggles, their strength, their weaknesses, their hope of returning home... one day.
Are their rights as refugees being acknowledged? Being outside of their home country, are Syrian children having access to education? Are Syrian men and women being able to work independently to earn a living? Are Syrian elderly having access to health care?
"Please! Take a picture of me and my children. Let the world see!" said to me a syrian woman during a visit to Halba in Northern Lebanon. Disseminating those life abstracts can only generate and enhance awareness. More people are becoming conscious about the situation and are now more involved in helping the ones in need. Some photos are taken at the UNHCR centre in Tripoli, where men, women, children and elderly refugees gather and wait for their turn to register. They stand in front of the gates sometimes under heavy rains, with no shelter. After registering, they will eventually get the help they need. Other photos were taken in Halba, in tiny apartments where 20 people live under one roof. Some women found each other at the Women Association Centre of Northern Lebanon, and started learning and making accessories to earn a living, while others live off charity contributions. Some more photos were shot at the Beqaa Valley, where Syrian families wander around the streets to find a shelter, holding their babies in their arms, and hiding from the rain. But the generosity of the locals had been tremendous, taking them voluntarily under their roof. They are now refugees. A fate they did not choose.

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Alternative Electricity in Aleppo
شارع السليمانية, حي السليمانيه, Aleppo, Mount Simeon, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
By Mhammad Darwish
01 Nov 2013

Aleppo, Syria
November 2013

As a result of a power shortage, residents of rebel-held parts of Aleppo have resorted to buying electricity from local providers, who operate large generators. Video includes an interview with a generator owner, shots of generators and makeshift electric grids, as well as general scenes from the streets of Aleppo.

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In Arsal, the antechamber of life (11...
Arsal, Lebanon
By Emmanuel Haddad
21 Oct 2013

Dr. Amer Kabakibo, left, explains that UOSSM already organised six war medicine trainings inside Syria and Turkey. This training is the second to take place in Lebanon. 300 trained doctors are now able to use war medicine techniques in the Syrian conflict. Last year, the retired French war doctor Raphael Pitti decided to created the UOSSM. Considering the situations the Syrian doctors were dealing with to save people's lives in the midst of the Syrian war, he decided to give them the tools to work with to counter their situation of minimum availability of material and workforce. After the training, they will return to their job in Arsal's hospital. But some of them say they could go back to Syria to exercise the techniques that they have learned during the training.

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US to provide Lebanon with more than ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
15 May 2013

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Tuesday, May 14, with Philip Gordon, a special assistant to United States President Barack Obama for Middle East issues.

Gordon announced that the US will be providing the Lebanese government with USD 10 million to be added to the USD 36 million offered as part of a financial assistance package to help the Syrian refugees.

Suleiman and Gordon discussed the relationship between Lebanon and the U.S., regional issues, developments in Syria and the increasing number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, according to the statement.

Gordon, a coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region, praised Suleiman’s role in preserving stability in Lebanon and stressed the importance of holding parliamentary elections scheduled for June, according to a statement issued by Suleiman’ office.

Gordon also condemned Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, fighting on behalf of the Assad regime, which risks drawing Lebanon into the conflict and is counter to the Lebanese government’s policies,” the statement said.

According to a U.S. Embassy statement, Gordon expressed his country’s grave concern about the situation in Syria and condemned continued shelling of Lebanese territory from Syria.

He called on all parties in the region to avoid any actions that would exacerbate the crisis in Syria, increase the propensity for spillover violence, and negatively affect civilian populations,” the Embassy statement noted.

Gordon said his country urged all international donors to help Lebanon meet their obligations to the refugees.

The Embassy added that Gordon praised Beirut and the generosity of the Lebanese people for hosting and supporting thousands of refugees in Lebanon.

He reiterated Washington’s support for the so-called “Baabda Declaration” and Lebanon’s disassociation policy.

For his part, President Suleiman thanked the United States for its constant support to Lebanon in all the fields.

Gordon also held separate talks with House Speaker Nabih Berri in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly.

Gordon said the U.S. would maintain its support for the Lebanese Army in order to enhance the military’s capabilities along the border and inside Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 14, 2013
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 14, 2013
Length: 00:01:23
Video Size: 42.3 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of the Presidential Palace where the meeting was held
  2. Various shots of meeting of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with Philip Gordon, a special assistant to United States President Barack Obama for Middle East issues in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
  3. Various shots of Philip Gordon meeting with House Speaker Nabih Berri
  4. Various shots of people downtown Beirut
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Beautify Moaret Mesrin (4 of 4)
Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
09 Apr 2013

Facing difficult daily lives, increasing social needs along with a desire to help others by providing care and services, young people are volunteering with the Revolutionary Civic Council in Moaret Mesrin to implement a new campaign called "Beautify Moaret Mesrin."

The "Beautify Moaret Mesrin" campaign is raising awareness among people about the importance of maintaining hygiene in neighborhoods where destruction of city infrastructure has led to an absence of basic services. According to an Idleb Press reporter, quoting a volunteer, "It has to be different leadership or another organized system that takes care of social needs and civic services, instead of government systems."

The campaign will run three days a week and volunteers will help to reduce the prevalence of disease caused by the accumulation of garbage in the streets, broken sewer systems and the spread of insects in the city. Not just cleaning streets and filling holes, the volunteers will also create beauty in paintings and murals, trying to raise the spirits of the Moaret Mesrin community.

Idleb Press, the Media Office and media group of Moaret Mesren

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Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
09 Apr 2013

Facing difficult daily lives, increasing social needs along with a desire to help others by providing care and services, young people are volunteering with the Revolutionary Civic Council in Moaret Mesrin to implement a new campaign called "Beautify Moaret Mesrin."

The "Beautify Moaret Mesrin" campaign is raising awareness among people about the importance of maintaining hygiene in neighborhoods where destruction of city infrastructure has led to an absence of basic services. According to an Idleb Press reporter, quoting a volunteer, "It has to be different leadership or another organized system that takes care of social needs and civic services, instead of government systems."

The campaign will run three days a week and volunteers will help to reduce the prevalence of disease caused by the accumulation of garbage in the streets, broken sewer systems and the spread of insects in the city. Not just cleaning streets and filling holes, the volunteers will also create beauty in paintings and murals, trying to raise the spirits of the Moaret Mesrin community.

Idleb Press, the Media Office and media group of Moaret Mesren