Tidbits of Arabic News translated into English

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Smiling man under siege

There is a section of Damascus that has been under siege for, like, forever. So no food or medicines have gone in, and lots of people have died. This place is called Eastern Ghouta.

Every once in a blue moon, the United Nations is able to get an agreement to be allowed to send in vital supplies. The government in Syria agrees to this usually only when the number of bodies is really piling up.

Here's someone smiling from his hospital bed in Eastern Ghouta:

 Other parts of Syria, like Idlib, also came under the truce. The people in the city center below were saying that finally, they hear no more airplanes. It's a very nice clock; I'm glad it hasn't been destroyed yet.

Though looks like it has had many close shaves:

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