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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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2015-04-28 Yemen

Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What...

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2015-04-21 Yemen

Terrorism: IS group's influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

This week, by targeting Afghanistan and Ethiopia, the Islamic State group is adding to the list of countries on the receiving end of its deadly terror tactics. Next, we head to...

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2015-04-14 Syria

Syria: Meeting IS group prisoners captured by Kurdish forces

This week, we hear from Islamic State group jihadists taken prisoner by Kurdish forces in Syria. They minimise reports of the group's atrocities. Next, we head to Egypt, where a...

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2015-04-07 Syria

Syria: The Yarmouk camp battleground

This week, the United Nations calls for the immediate evacuation of refugees in Yarmouk as the Islamic State group and other insurgents battle it out there. Next, we head to...

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2015-03-31 Yemen

Iraq: Sunni militias fight alongside Peshmerga fighters

This week, we head to Iraq where Peshmerga fighters enroll Sunni Arab fighters to help in the battle against the Islamic State group. Next, we look at the regional power struggle...

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