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Syrian women tell of lives destroyed by conflict

A group of women in Syria (not connected to the women mentioned in the ITV report) Credit: Reuters

A group of Syrian women refugees forced to flee to Jordan have told ITV News of the devastation caused by attacks from President Assad's forces.

ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy met five women who have between them lost brothers, sisters and sons in the conflict:

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Russian president Vladimir Putin, Assad's most powerful ally, today talked for the first time about a Syria after Assad.

He said both sides will have to be involved in talks to prevent the break-up of the country.

But after so much suffering, the women's stories show that reconciliation will be difficult.