Finally civlians and fighters can breathe and see peace restored to their battered city. I attended a baptism party one evening, many of the fighters told me this was the first time they had danced in six years. Beautiful. I will post videos of this stunning celebration of life a little later.
After a period of stagnation, progress is now visible on several Syrian fronts – notwithstanding counter-efforts by Western powers and Turkey.
“The bodies I have to inspect tell their own stories of torture, dismemberment, rape and abuse. It is a very painful part of my work but it does bring relief to relatives waiting a very long time for information re loved ones” Dr Zaher Hajjo, Director of Forensics, Damascus
The courageous volunteer women fighters of Al Sqeilbiyyeh, Syrian Christian town on Idlib borders, have suffered unimaginable loss during the eight year war waged against them by the U.S Coalition of terror and their allies in the Gulf States, Israel and Turkey.
Written by Peter Ford, former UK Ambassador to Syria 2003 – 2006 With military operations in the South virtually over, attention inevitably turns to the North and specifically to Idlib province, the last major redoubt of the armed opposition to the Syrian government. A number of other challenges, however, lie ahead besides Idlib before the…