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Ladder to safety: Syrians eye escape over Turkey border

Ladder to safety: Syrians eye escape over Turkey border

Abu Jabber has a plan to escape the Syrian regime's advance: he has built a ladder from rusty metal for him and his 11 children to climb over the Turkish border wall. Six months ago, the family fled deadly fighting in Idlib province of northwest Syria, seeking shelter near the border...

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In NW Syria, children tossed about by war and exile

In NW Syria, children tossed about by war and exile

Mustafa and Ines were helping their parents load the van once again to flee advancing Syrian troops, when bombardment hit the area and sewed panic on the street. The 12-year-old boy flinched and leapt onto the truck stacked with rugs and mattresses, followed by his 10-year-old sister, her...

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No place to go: Syrian families fleeing Idlib stranded on the roads

No place to go: Syrian families fleeing Idlib stranded on the roads

Abu Abdallah has been on the road for days. After his family fled the air strikes pounding Idlib, they moved from one village to another in northwest Syria but have yet to find refuge. "I don't know where to take them," the 49-year-old farmer said from his tractor on the side of a road in...

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Syrian father and daughter laugh off the shelling

Syrian father and daughter laugh off the shelling

In Syria's Idlib, there's no escaping the war, so Abdullah al-Mohammed says the only way he found to reassure his daughter Salwa was to turn the shelling into a game. A video in which she laughs every time an explosion goes off was widely shared on social media in recent days as a...

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