Life under siege in Syria
ALEPPO, Syria — There weren’t any bombs today, or the day before. That’s good, because it means you can leave your apartment, see your friends, try to pretend life is normal. Still, you don’t know when the attacks will resume or how much worse they’ll be when they do.
The war here has been going on for more than four years. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled, and thousands more are dead, including many of my friends. My wife and I are among about 250,000 people trapped here in the besieged eastern section of the city. If you want to stay alive in Aleppo, you have to find a way to keep yourself safe from explosions and starvation.
Source: We live in Aleppo. Here’s how we survive. – The Washington Post
Millions around the world now know of Omran Daqneesh, a 5-year-old Syrian boy injured in an airstrike. He isn’t alone.
Source: One Photo of a Syrian Child Caught the World’s Attention. These 7 Went Unnoticed. – The New York Times
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Source: Pentagon loses Turkish airspace access crucial in airstrikes against Isis | World news | The Guardian
Syria’s president dismissed U.S. airstrikes against ISIS as counterproductive during an exclusive interview with NBC News.
Source: Bashar Al-Assad Says U.S. Is ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating ISIS – NBC News
Originally published under the title “Gulf Countries Have ‘Closed The Doors’ To Syria’s Real Refugees – So Now UN Chief Ban Ki Moon Is Lecturing Britain And America.” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has surfaced, once again to lecture the Anglosphere
Source: Arab Gulf States Close Doors to Syrian Refugees :: Middle East Forum