Advertising Console

    Circassians plea to leave Syria amid uprising

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Tens of thousands of Circassians, an ethnic group originating from Russia's Caucasus region, are believed to be living in Syria.

    But now many of them are trying to return to their ancestral homeland.

    The majority of the community are supporting the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and they fear reprisals if the opposition takes over.

    Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Nalchik in northern Caucasus.