Khalil Ashawi

For Khalil Ashawi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

As Idlib offensive looms, thousands of Syrians flee to border villages

World Sep 12, 2018

As Idlib offensive looms, thousands of Syrians flee to border villages

Syrians escaping violence in Idlib have arrived in villages near the Turkish border in droves, the U.N. humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) said Monday, fearing Damascus will launch a full-blown assault on the rebel stronghold. More than 30,000 people have fled their homes in northwest Syria ...

As some White Helmets escaped Syria, most were left behind

World Jul 27, 2018

As some White Helmets escaped Syria, most were left behind

Fearing for his life, Daman Ayed registered to be evacuated from Syria along with hundreds of other members of the White Helmets rescue service, hoping for a new life in Canada. But the 20-year-old was not among the several hundred people who were spirited out ...