The past few days marked 4 years since the horrific massacre in Banyas. At that time I shared every image that was released because I felt so guilty of being safe as my people faced the most gruesome and brutal of massacres. The images continue to haunt me. Entire families were slaughtered using knives and […]
Yesterday at my friends beautiful henna party before her wedding we sat with her around a large plate of food and everyone ate from it with spoons. The last time I did this was in Syria at my dads brothers home. Amo (my uncle) owned a petrol station and lived next to it. As I […]
6 bloody years. I close my eyes and: – Try to count who we lost. – Try to count who is missing and might reappear one day. – Try to count how many gravestones I am to visit in the future. – Try to count the homes my family lost making them homeless. – Try […]
Dear Razan, You may have seen the headlines already. World powers agreed late last night in Munich to deliver aid to besieged areas in Syria and for a ceasefire to start within a week. Of course this would be brilliant if it turned into reality, but there are unfortunately serious reasons to be sceptical. First […]
Seriously..watching the “peace talks” (in other words “negotiation” with the murderous Assad regime) take place without the presence of the Syrian opposition is sad but expected. Why aren’t they attending? Because they asked prior to the talks for every siege to be broken on the areas starving due to regime and pro-regime militia groups and […]
My name is Dr Mohamad Maktabi. From Aleppo. A father to 5 children. This picture? Oh it is when I was first detained by the Assad regime in the airforce military branch. There was a protest at my clinic door and the Shabiha / regime militia attacked it and there were so many injuries. I […]
UK airstrikes on Syria according to 4 young Syrians Our opinion on the airstrikes in Syria, that started last week.