Most of the time, Abu Mustafa can only be found in one of two places: the cave that he, his wife and two children use as a makeshift bomb shelter, or in a field in rural Idlib province, where he works as a farmhand.
When Mahmoud Hassino, an openly gay Syrian activist, arrived in Istanbul over a year ago, he had a plan. Hassino, a refugee living in Germany since 2014, wanted to hold up a mirror to LGBT Syrians like him.
AMMAN: A humanitarian aid convoy brought thousands of parcels of food and hygiene supplies into the remote Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border on Monday, one day after a suspected Islamic State bomb attack struck near the camp, sources on the groun
AMMAN: More than 50 displaced Syrians are living out in the open amidst rubble on Thursday after targeted airstrikes destroyed most of their camp in rural central Idlib province, sources on the ground told Syria Direct.
For Syria Direct, 26-year-old Mohammad Darwish has long been our window into his Outer Damascus hometown of Madaya.
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