Breaking Damascus: Dispatch 2014/04/21

Share this post...

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Brief Updates from Damascus - 2014/04/21
by Eva Bartlett - In Gaza
This morning I heard the familiar shelling sounds of mortar being fired by “rebels” from the Jobar region (usually, sometime from other east-of -Damascus “rebel”-infiltrated areas) upon the city.

Later, scanning the news I read that one civilian was killed and at least two others injured in the at least seven mortar attacks near Dar al-Salam school and al-Zablatani area (not far from where I am staying, less than 1 km from here). The school is in an area not far from where the Peace Delegation stayed a week ago. Damascenes are living under daily attacks by these unguided but lethal mortars.
 
Later, I talk with a man from Aleppo. When I asked him about the situation there, he replies, “there’s little food, we’re besieged,” he says, making the same hand-motion of being locked in I make when talking about Gaza.

I ask from who. “The ‘rebels’,” he says.

He isn’t jovial like the people I’ve been seeing here in Damascus, who are further removed from the atrocities of the “rebels”.

I ask if I can conduct a formal interview with him. Shakes his head, “they’d cut my head off it I did.”

Ask if he knows people who’ve been decapitated by the “rebels.”

Shakes his head yes, “ay, nam.” Yes.
 

Share this post...

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn