Joy as Syrian family are reunited in Midlothian

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.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 4:35 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:54 am
Abedul Karou has told of his joy at being reunited with his son. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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.

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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.”