When Umm Rahef, 71, remembers her late husband Hani, she remembers the good days: her childhood neighborhood in the coastal city of Latakia where they first met, the peaceful years spent with one another and their two daughters.
AMMAN: On day 53, the fragile “cessation of hostilities” agreement in Syria appears to be on the verge of total collapse, with rebel spokesmen and commanders telling Syria Direct on Thursday that for them, there wasn’t much of a truce from the beginning.
AMMAN: Three years ago, Syrian regime security forces stormed 23-year-old Reema Barakat’s home in the coastal Syrian province of Latakia. Minutes later, she became one of thousands of detainees held in regime prisons.
“Our society doesn’t accept a woman who’s been detained,” explains Reema Barakat, 26, originally from Syria’s coastal Latakia province. Reema spent 19 months detained by the Syrian regime because her husband was a member of the Free Syrian Army.
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