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Aleppo: After the Evacuation

Aleppo: After the Evacuation



After four and a half years of siege, the residents of eastern Aleppo were evacuated just before Christmas. However, the evacuees didn't disappear when they left the city and the Syrian Civil war didn't end with the end of the siege. Abdelkafi, an English teacher from Aleppo, relates his experience of leaving Aleppo by bus with his wife and young daughter. He describes days of hardship taking place under the eyes of the West. As international figures prepare for negotiations in Geneva, David Aaronovitch finds out what the fall of Aleppo means for its citizens, Syria and the Middle East.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Aaronovitch
Producer Hannah Sander