An Ancient Refuge for Those Fleeing Syria’s War

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The battle for northwest Syria began much like the country’s civil war, with anti-government demonstrations in the city of Aleppo in the summer and fall of 2011 leading to heavy-handed, violent government reprisals that soon gave way to house-to-house fighting and an all-out civil war. By the fall of 2013, humanitarian organizations estimated that more than 115,000 Syrians have been killed and roughly one out every four Syrians have been displaced by the conflict.

Many refugees from Aleppo and neighboring Idlib province have fled to the countryside. Some have taken shelter in an ancient Roman ruins near Kafer Rouma. They have traded the rubble of the towns and cities–destroyed by bombs and artillery–for shelter among the ruins of an ancient settlement that decayed slowly with the passage of time.

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28 comments
bong_g2005
bong_g2005

perhaps time to contemplate  for all of us war is   evil  if only rich countries  stop manufacturing weapons wars could be avoided why cant syrians talk to themselves  when they are all syrians who could understand their languages  and cultures.

youcantfoolme
youcantfoolme

Wow!!!! Who has time for sex in the middle of a civil war? Irresponsible behavior at best.

FrankKidd
FrankKidd

The one month old looks malnourished.  

Cristiano Sousa
Cristiano Sousa

desde a criação das nações unidas o mundo não mudou nada,qual o objetivo de manter uma entidade assim!

喬強尼
喬強尼

They must be very hard in daily life! The UN must find a solution and then help them ~ :)

TheRonimal_
TheRonimal_

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HildeVKB
HildeVKB

@TIME to those who put Putin forward for the Nobel Peace Prize: look at the baby! russia vetoed an "Assad step down" UN resolution in Feb!

Hala Elyassin Souriana
Hala Elyassin Souriana

For the sake of our children and because we want them to live like any other innocent child in the world, in a country of peace and grace. We would love to see them receiving a proper care at school and community as they are our hope and the backbone of our country. We reject the exploitation of our children as means and tools in this dirty deceitful war waged on Syria. We renounce the distortion of their innocence and implementing the ideology of terrorism, violence and crime in their vulnerable minds. Let's expose the atrocities committed by those terrorists against the children of Syria Let's share this article for the world to see Let the truth reach the world.. please read this http://www.memrijttm.org/content/en/report.htm?report=7158

SaraServalis
SaraServalis

Obama's Head-Choppers In Syria Bickering Over Cannibal Recipes 

youtube [DOT] com/watch?v=CppX7qvbWPs  

SaraServalis
SaraServalis

Obama's Head-Choppers In Syria Bickering Over Cannibal Recipes 

youtube.com/watch?v=CppX7qvbWPs  

Dewi Ariani
Dewi Ariani

i pray for u Syrians. the eternal house in Heaven for u all. Ameen.

David Ditto
David Ditto

Heartbreaking. I couldn't even imagine how horrible this must be for a child. Stay safe little ones.

Arz Laghari
Arz Laghari

The ugly face of a war, any war! What good is humanity, civilized world

YBrumro
YBrumro

@stephenjenkin Something particularly sad at seeing people retreating to the ruins of previous civilisation for shelter.

Josh Hernandez
Josh Hernandez

Roman architecture has stood the test of time... I wonder if I will stand the test of artillery?