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A Two-Year Travelogue from Hell


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

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Since unrest began in Syria in the spring of 2011, reporting from the country has been difficult. Former contacts are now dead or can't be located, and the country lies in ruins. Now, amid harrowing conditions, the balance of power appears to have shifted, with rebels beginning to gain the upper hand.

Night falls quickly in Syria, as the overloaded pickup trucks carrying stray refugee families emerge through the mist. The headlight beams from our car fall over destroyed houses on our drive through olive groves and abandoned towns. Campfires can occasionally be seen in the distance.

We've driven along this road once before, in April 2012, which these days seems like an eternity ago. At the time, there was still electricity here, and people still lived in Taftanas, Sarmin, Kurin and other villages in Idlib Province, in northern Syria. But now, in December 2012, entire villages are empty and pockmarked with bullet holes, their residents having fled from airstrikes, hunger and frigid temperature

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

And they have nothing to look forward to except more of the same - or worse.  It's sad - they are losing a generation.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Really feel for the people suffering in this civil war.  I hope when this is over there is improvement for the people of Syria and not just more of the same but with different leaders.





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