Joy as Syrian family are reunited in Midlothian

Abedul Karou has told of his joy at being reunited with his son. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Abedul Karou has told of his joy at being reunited with his son. Picture: Ian Georgeson

A man who was separated from his son during a bombing raid in Syria has said he was “overwhelmed” to be reunited with him in Midlothian.

Abedul Karou, his wife and two other children escaped Syria a year ago believing that their son, Mohamed, now 10 years old, had been killed.

However, the refugee family then found out Mohamed was alive but trapped alone in the country.

Mohamed has now arrived in Scotland, where his family has been relocated.

Mr Karou said: “I’m so happy, I cannot describe how happy I am, I’m overwhelmed. It really is a miracle to have him with me now. The war separated my son from me and this is probably the case of many families in Syria now. It’s been a long journey until we discovered he was alive.”