Thousands of children have been born in Syria in recent years to foreign jihadist fighters, and live now in legal limbo, deprived of civil rights and shunned by society, finds Mustafa Abu Shams in this award-nominated investigation.
For each husband killed in Aleppo, there is a widow struggling to provide for her surviving family. Our writer heard dozens of these women’s stories first-hand; an experience that sent him into an "abyss" of drugs and mental disturbance.
Through details from his media work, and the story of Abu Khalid, who is terrified of loneliness and aircrafts, Khalifa Khodr dwells on life conditions in one of Aleppo’s neighborhoods in 2014.
Doha Hassan examines the relation between present events and our initial responses based on our reactions towards familiar past events.