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Father Mohammad: Family and Hour Flight

father mohammad: Ibrahim Darwish bursts into tears as he hugs his father Mohammad during a reunion at Pearson Airport, according to Toronto Star. Richard Lautens / Toronto Star It feels like a dream, said Darwish, whose entire family fled Damascus in 2013. Last week, years after fleeing the civil war in Syria, the 40-year-old shed more tears when he arrived at Pearson airport to join his family, but this time, they were tears of joy. Darwish, his wife and two children were left behind in Turkey when his parents, brother and the brother's family were flown to Toronto as government-sponsored refugees. It was then followed by a three-hour flight to Frankfurt, where the family stopped over for six hours before a 8.5-hour flight to Toronto. Darwish's journey started two days earlier with a 25-hour bus ride from Batman to Istanbul. ( As reported in the news.