And it would take a fucking book to fully explain the political motives, violent escalations, engagement with failed peace efforts, and straight up war crimes we’ve seen from the various government / anti-government / ISIS / foreign forces.
As the battle for the city of Aleppo reportedly comes to a close, with the Syrian military and Iranian-backed forces retaking control of at least “98%” of the city as of yesterday, we’re seeing a lot more of this personal cost.
My name is Bana, I’m 7 years old. I am talking to the world now live from East #Aleppo. This is my last moment to either live or die. – Bana
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 13, 2016
— ???? ????????? Hadi (@HadiAlabdallah) December 12, 2016
— Quentin Sommerville (@sommervillebbc) December 13, 2016
I still here, facing the genocide with my special friends without any comments from the world i hope i could broadcast our live death to you https://t.co/9U7kJHMNrl
— Monther Etaky (@montheretaky) December 13, 2016
In this moment we serve as a reminder that humanity will always prevail and defy dictatorship. We will not kneel. #saveAleppo
— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) December 13, 2016
Final message – I am very sad no one is helping us in this world, no one is evacuating me & my daughter. Goodbye.- Fatemah #Aleppo
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 12, 2016
the last massage. Thanks for everything. we shared many moments. The last tweets were from an emotiomal father. Farewell, #Aleppo
— @Mr.Alhamdo (@Mr_Alhamdo) December 12, 2016
We will. I promise you, we will. pic.twitter.com/tTzwBgQcEm
— ????? (@AfroArabian_) December 12, 2016
U guess it’s goodbye..
Thanks all who stand for us and pay for us.
But it’s almost over and they are just hours away of killing us
— Rami Zien (@Rami_Zien) December 12, 2016