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This is the 21st episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 30th, 2019. We are at Al-Hol refugee camp in eastern Syria, in a desert area near the border with Iraq. All these women share a past and an uncertain future. And they are some of the 70,000 relatives of ISIS militants, most of them women and children, who are held in detention in Al-hol camp.

In the bakery, there is a French woman, Leila, who explains that she is the widow of a well-known French ISIS fighter who was killed.

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#RojavaDiary #21: Interview with Leila, a widow of a French ISIS fighter

This is the 20th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 28th, 2019. We are inside al-Hasakah prison in northeast Syria. There are hundreds of men here from several countries suspected of being affiliated with the terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS).

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#RojavaDiary #20: Inside al-Hasakah prison in northeast Syria

This is the 19th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 24th, 2019. A group of young people with Santa hats sing in the Church of Our Lady. It is anOrthodox Church in the Christian district of Al-Calasse, in the city of Al-Hasakah, in Northern Syria. Today, the Christian population of Rojava celebrates Christmas Eve.

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#RojavaDiary #19: Christian residentes of Rojava celebrate Christmas

This is the 18th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 22nd, 2019. We are driving through the M4 highway, about 10 kilometers from Tell Tamer. The M4 highway is a road of  vital importance in Syria. 

It runs parallel to the border with Turkey, connecting east and west of Syria.

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#RojavaDiary #18: Driving through the M4 highway, a key road in Syria

This is the 17th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 18th, 2019. We are in the village of Jinwar, west of the city of Al-darbassya, in North Syria. Jinwar is not a common village, it is a women-only commune in Rojava. 

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#RojavaDiary #17: Jinwar, a women-only commune in Rojava.

This is the 16th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 12th, 2019. It is the ceremony to say goodbye to 8 Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who were killed during the Turkish offensive.

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#RojavaDiary #16: A ceremony for Kurdish members of the SDF

This is the 15th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 10th, 2019. Winter is coming to Syria. A child walks on crutches through the puddles at the Washokani refugee camp, about 15 kilometres from the city of Al-Hasakah. He lost his left leg in the war. Most of the families in this camp left their houses in Ras al-Ain due to the Turkish offensive in North-Eastern Syria. 

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#RojavaDiary #15: Winter is coming to Syrian refugee camps

This is the 14th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is December 3rd, 2019. Syrian currency is collapsing fast, and people are desperate.

We are next to a vegetable stand in a market in the city of Al-Darbasiyah, on the Syrian-Turkish border. For these people, as for the majority of Syrians, it is increasingly difficult to buy basic products to feed the family. 

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#RojavaDiary #14: Syrian currency is collapsing; people are desperate

This is the 13th episode of #RojavaDiary, a series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary launched by Outriders on daily life in Rojava, with a Syrian reporter on the field, Massoud Hamid.

It is November 26, 2019. We are back in Qamishli, in northeastern Syria on the border with Turkey. Today, Kurds celebrate the 41st anniversary of the PKK, which was founded on November 27, in 1978.

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#RojavaDiary #13: Celebration of the 41st anniversary of the PKK
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