A few years ago, I had a chance to pop over from IST, Turkey to visit friends in Amman and Damascus. It’s hard to believe how much can change in three years. Now, it seems every headline is filled with new casualties and horrors that are taking place because of Syria’s civil war.
One of the things I remember while walking around are/were the holes in the ceiling left from shrapnel that let light into Souq Al-Hamadiyah – a memorial to previous military attacks. While Damascus has survived thousands of years of unrest broken up by periods of peace, I wonder how much of Damascus’s souks and streets are remaining, how much is left of Aleppo, who is left… right now.