Category Archives: Syrian army

Devastated Old Aleppo revisited in images: Civilization is diminished

All that destroys life and innocence is my enemy.  All that unmakes, all that reduces into nothingness or annihilates and obliterates, is my foe and my slayer.  All that negates existence or smothers the life forces of man and nature, … Continue reading

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Starvation: I accuse you world, I accuse you Obama, I condemn you Putin: Look at the image of Syrian childhood turning into stone under the gaze of the Medusa of hunger

  O no, I am not going to warn you and apologize for the painful disturbing pictures of starving children, for I wish you you to gaze at them and keep a place for them in your hearts and perhaps do something about it. … Continue reading

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Apamea: illegal excavation and looting results in the theft of hundreds of priceless mosaic pieces and floors

Apamea Apamea (Greek: Απάμεια, Apameia; Arabic: آفاميا‎, Afamia), on the right bank of the Orontes River, was a treasure city and stud-depot of the Seleucid kings, and was the capital of Apamene. (Stephanus of Byzantium s. v.; Strabo xvi. p. 752; Ptolemyv. 15. § 19; Festus Avienus, v. 1083; Anton. Itin.; Hierocles). Its site is found about 55 km (34 mi) … Continue reading

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Are they bombing cities or are they bombing our souls: the heroism of annihilating your citizens with Scud missiles

Cities of smoke Smouldering burning Blazing In a configuration Of stone concrete steel And human flesh   Cities of rubble debris wreckage Of rubbish and broken homes Pasted with remains With the white bones of children   Cities crackling baking … Continue reading

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My art and poetry before the Syrian Revolution

http://alisariramart.wordpress.com/ I have decided to start a blog  for my art and poetry before the Revolution. My art in particular ,which was greatly inspired by Arab Islamic art and civilization is very relevant to this blog dedicated to the Syrian … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: The annihilation of Homs, its Old City,its cultural and religious sites, its history, heritage and earth: Introduction

Can life spring out of death, can history be reborn out of its ashes, can heritage be restored? Can a city reduced to debris and melted concrete rise again? Can archaeology exist without archaeology because it has either been looted, … Continue reading

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The people under the debris: we cannot take humanity out of a human tragedy,leaving only politics

The author Yasssin Al Haj Saleh, who was imprisoned by the Syrian authorities for sixteen years, tells us: In writing about prison and imprisonment, lies the  imperative to tear the belly of the prison apart in order to extract the individuals out of it, one by … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: the destruction of Homs. Under this rubble,melting stone and concrete, there lie the remains of human beings who once lived, struggled, dreamed and begat children.

The author Yasssin Al Haj Saleh, who was imprisoned by the Syrian authorities for sixteen years, tells us: In writing about prison and imprisonment, lies the  imperative to tear the belly of the prison apart in order to extract the individuals out of it, one by … Continue reading

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Letter to the intelligentsia, and opinion makers of the West by the Syrian writer Yassin Al Haj Saleh

The letter is published below in Arabic and French رسالة إلى المثقفين وقادة الرأي العام في الغرب ياسين الحاج صالح 28 حزيران 2013 الأصدقاء الأعزاء.. قبل نحو ثلاثة شهور قصدتُ منطقة الغوطة الشرقية «المحررة» تاركًا خلفي العاصمة دمشق التي بات … Continue reading

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The massacre of Bayda in Banyas: As the darkness proclaims its victories, let us give it no dominion

The report of The Syrian Human Rights Watch  documenting the massacre which took place in the coastal town of Banyas in Syria, covering the massacres of Bayda, and Ras Al-Nabe’. The report is in Arabic but as soon as I have it … Continue reading

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