A Must Read about the last months in #Aleppo by Diane Lockyer
“Aleppo is the eye of Syria and the citadel is its pupil”
Saladin, founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty, pronounced these words in 1182, as he stood at the Citadel looking out over Aleppo.
A general view shows the Old City of Aleppo as seen from Aleppo’s historic citadel, Syria December 11, 2009.REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
How saddened Saladin would be today!
Russian army after having emptied East Aleppo of its population took this photo of its ruins on 2 January 2017
On July 17 2016 Assad sealed the entrance to East Aleppo thereby sealing its fate.
When the World Fails Syria
Babies in shrouds. An elderly man frail and emaciated. Children maimed. Destruction. Devastation. Sometimes it becomes almost impossible to watch those tragic images coming out of Syria. It is at moments like that that I recall Annie Sparrow’s words…
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