The United Nations says conflicts have forced a record 60 million people around the world from their homes, with Syria being the largest source of refugees. Hundreds of Syrians in Turkey are surging back across the border. Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes drove ISIS fighters from their home town of Tal Abyad this week. Holly Williams reports from the Turkish border with Syria.
Hundreds return home to Syria’s Homs
Hundreds of Syrians have returned to the Old City of Homs to survey the damage from more than three years of fighting. Most of the city – once dubbed the ‘capital of the revolution’ – is in ruins. Homs is now under government control after the last opposition fighters left as part of a truce agreement. And many of them have had an emotional reunion with their families. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Vall reports.
Published on 1 Apr 2014
Homs, once seen as the centre of the Syrian revolution. Now, two years after fierce fighting turned whole suburbs to rubble, most of the city is again under government control. But the central area of Old Homs, where rebel fighters remain, is still besieged and no food has been allowed in since February