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The battle for Syria

We bring you a special edition dedicated to the Syrian crisis. We start in the country’s most populated city of Aleppo, which has been pounded for days from land and sky in an army assault on opposition positions. Next, we head to Damascus, where those caught in the middle of clashes are feeling the strain. Finally, we speak to Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon. They are weary and frightened of the scenes from back home.

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2014-07-22 Syria

Gaza: children caught up in the conflict

This week with the Gaza conflict in its third week, we report on the dozens of Palestinian children who have lost their lives. Then, despite the daily threat of cross-border...

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2014-07-16 Kurdistan

Gaza: paramedics on the front line

Since Israel began "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza a week ago, more than 190 Palestinians have died. We meet the people whose job it is to try to save lives in Gaza. In Iraq,...

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

Iraq crisis: ISIS's online propaganda machine

This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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