Zeitoun enters the classroom that is now home to more than a dozen people and sits beside me. "For one month and eight days I was in the hands of ISIL," she says.
Scots have been threatened with a health service crisis, financial panic and a defence nightmare if they vote to go it alone, as the independence campaign enters its passionate, bitter final 24 hours.
As Scott's prepare to hit the polls and determine the country's independence Canberra's Scottish community are at pains to predict a result as unpredictable as the weather.
It was a battle of the barnstormers overnight, as the heavyweights of the Yes and No campaigns pulled out all the rhetorical stops for the final bout of the Scotland independence referendum.
How did things get to this point? Who's winning? All your questions about Scottish independence answered.
It was a battle of the barnstormers overnight, as heavyweights of the Yes and No campaigns pulled out all the rhetorical stops for the final sprint of the Scotland independence referendum.
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