Laughing Syrian girl starts a new life in Turkey

Remember Salwa? The little girl taught by her dad to laugh during bombings has now found shelter in Turkey.

The little Syrian girl whose contagious laugh went viral after she was taught by her dad to laugh during the sound of falling bombs, has found shelter in Turkey.

The family has safely entered Turkey to start a new life after being invited as refugees in the hope of giving Salwa a safe childhood.

“All I want is for my child to live without fear and horror,” her father Abdullah Abu Salwa told Al Jazeera in a previous interview.

In recent months, fighting has intensified between Turkey-backed opposition forces and Russia-backed government forces over Syria’s last opposition-held stronghold, Idlib.

The United Nations says this escalation in violence has “catastrophic” humanitarian consequences.