The Ignorance of The Syrian National Coalition is Turning The Wheat Mills into a Town Called “Mills”

In Damascus Suburbs down through the pathway to the green valley where there are huge mountains extending on the right-hand side, forests with bushy trees among which deer and bears jump happily and a sparkling river running down its wide stream; there you may find the imaginary “Town of Mills” that was shelled with rockets by the Syrian regime forces and witness a horrifying massacre.

Battalions of the “Free Syrian Army” Repressing Voices of Civil Activists

Translated by; Aishah Barazi At the beginning of the revolution, the Syrian regime was particularly targeting the icons of the peaceful movement; i.e. civil activists and their leaders. For example, the Syrian regime has mercilessly stricken Daraya city the symbol of non-violent movement and since more than two years, hundreds of its activists are under …

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Bread and Freedom

“If you have eaten everything but not bread, the homeland in you would still be hungry... Bread is flour, flour is wheat, wheat is from the fields and those fields are our homeland… Bread is the only thing that heals every wound in you... You’ve got to believe this… Even if there are pieces of gravel in it that will clip your teeth, even if you know that it is moldy, people have died while sweeping the remnants of wheat off the ground to make a loaf of bread for a hungry child (long sigh).”

Commander of The Douma Sheild Battalions, Abo Ali Khabiyeh

Translated by; Aishah Barazi Commander of The Douma Sheild Battalions, Abo Ali Khabiyeh: "Entering the Midan Neighborhood was a Big Mistake, We Live for The Civilians and We Do Not Need Subordinates." There is nothing more than the stories being told about Abo Ali Khabiyeh. Starting from the continuous announcements of his murder which turned …

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Local Council in Erbeen: A Fighter’s Place is on the Front and Not among Civilians

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on the new institutions in areas controlled by the Syrian opposition in the liberated Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus. These reports are designed to highlight the efforts of activists and local residents to fill the void created by the absence of state institutions. (Erbeen, …

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