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Me… the Despicable Civilian

Me… the Despicable Civilian

I do not have big causes I believe in and I do not intend to waste my life for the sake of anything. I do not think of the future or have strategic goals to fight for, to make this world more just and less unfair. As I am only a despicable civilian. I live to eat, drink and practice ...

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ISIL in Syria: From Isolated Group of Fighters to A Caliphate

ISIL in Syria: From Isolated Group of Fighters to A Caliphate

None of those who started the Syrian uprising in 2011 would have thought that after five years their home will be taken over by many militias and groups including Iranians, Hizbullah, Al Qaeda and a so called “caliphate”. The first two are among 53 foreign shi’ite militias invited to Syria by Bashar Al Assad, unlike ISIL and Al Qaeda that ...

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Syria Rebellious Women الثائرات

Syria Rebellious Women الثائرات

  Ghalia Rahal, Khaled’s mother, is one of the women documented in the Syria Rebellious Women series. She lost Khaled, after filming this, but still running all the Mazaya centers in Edlib suburb. غالية رحال٫ أم خالد٫ واحدة من النساء اللواتي تتناول سلسلة “الثائرات” حكايتها٫ خسرت غالية ابنها خالد الذي يظهر في مقدمة الفلم بعد عملية اغتياله العام الماضي٫ لكنها ...

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A letter to the border Gods

A letter to the border Gods

Dear Gods, I am the lucky Syrian named, Zaina Erhaim, I might not have a valid photo ID to prove this, but I can bring hundreds of relatives, neighbors, and friends to prove so to your highness. My mother, as most of our local women, gave birth to me at home, still, our house was full of the congratulating people ...

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Life and death in Aleppo, a city recently under siege

Life and death in Aleppo, a city recently under siege

For the past month I haven’t needed to set a morning alarm – the regime jets do that job for me. Every single day we have been woken at 7am by a missile or by a barrel bomb. I can’t tell if there are mortars, because I am so used to the sound of their explosions that they no longer ...

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