Aleppo

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

By Jhon Sánchez Like Tim O’Brien in “How to Tell a War Story,” from “The Things They Carried,” I start this article with the following: ‘This is true. We have a buddy [in Siria.]” Her name is Waad al-Kateab, a…

Civil March for Aleppo changes route, passes next through Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Press release 1.3.2017 Civil March for Aleppo On March 4th, the Civil March for Aleppo will cross the border between Slovenia and Croatia. The peace march for Syria has so far traversed more than 1,000 kilometres by foot through different…

Aleppo: School Children in the Factory

It’s about the terrible, systematic destruction of this UNESCO World Heritage site but also about an Aleppo businessman who turned his damaged factory into a school for 1500 children. It had been damaged by the Free Syrian Army and al-Nushra…

US Congress woman Tulsi Gabbard (D) Visits Syria

A brilliant blow to US/NATO policies and mainstream media. By Jan Oberg Tulsi Gabbard and former peace presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (D) have just visited Aleppo and Damascus in Syria and met citizens, religious leaders and President Assad. Watch here…

Faces of Aleppo

Just out of 4,5 years of occupation hell – Photo story # 4 By Jan Oberg Unique photos from Eastern Aleppo in Syria when it was finally liberated on December 11-12, 2016. The people you see here have just come…

Syria and Aleppo – Old news media falling

A moment of world history missed by quite a few I was in Aleppo December 10-14, 2016 and the Eastern part was finally liberated on the 12th. Beyond any doubt, this was a world historic moment: because of Aleppo’s importance…

Aleppo’s Evil Humanitarians Photo Story # 3

By Jan Oberg, TFF director – Lund, Sweden, January 9, 2017 Unique photos with text from Aleppo’s Jibrin reception center for people finally liberated in Eastern Aleppo December 11-12, 2016. Documentation of the fact that it was the Syrian authorities,…

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

On the 8th day of their March through East Germany heading for Syria, the Civil March for Aleppo reflects: “We’ve had a very difficult and demanding week. Last night was going to be equally challenging: it was supposed to be…

Opinion: The West’s total failure

The situation in Aleppo appears increasingly hopeless. This civil war is on the brink of its greatest humanitarian disaster. But there’s not much the West can do on its own, writes DW’s Loay Mudhoon. When the siege around eastern Aleppo…

Syrian dust

It sounds like a jet approaching, and everybody, it’s a matter of instants, stares at each other, your words stifled in your mouth; but it’s only a gate that slides and shuts. A hatchet chopping fi-rewood is a burst from…