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Syrian rescue worker pulls newborn girl alive from the rubble

Saved: Syrian White helmet volunteer Abu Kifah and his colleagues were able rescue a 30-day-old baby from under the rubble in the city of Idlib on Thursday

Damascus, the capital of Syria, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

from the Guardian

How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

Palmyra: a stunning ancient city now under threat from Isis – please bomb the crap out of them before they destroy yet another irreplaceable historic site!

Phoenicia lived its longest life under the Phoenicians, the ancient people whose name was given to this land we know today as Lebanon. After the conquest of Phoenicia by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, it took on new life as Greek-dominated Phoenicia. When the Romans took their turn as conquerors of Phoenicia, it then began to live as Roman-dominated Phoenicia. Each of these eras had its own unique character.

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Syria's White Helmets Among "Alternative Nobel" Prize Winners

Malik Sabag a 15-year-old Syrian civil defense, Malik is Having some break time in the civil defense center at Bab al-nairab neighborhood district in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, septemper 30, 2015. The Civil Defense in syria who are known as the white helmets work neutrally ,and their jobs are to pull out the people who are stuck under the rubble and put down the fire in syria which are caused by the shelling

from The Telegraph

Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra

The ancient ruins of Palmyra are still being plundered by looters, under the watch of the Syrian and Russian forces that captured the city from Isil earlier this year, archaeologists claim.

The Citadel of Salah Ed-Din (World Heritage Site by Unesco) is a castle in Syria. It is also known as Saône or Saladin Castle. It is located 7 km east of Al-Haffah town and 30 km east of the city of Latakia, in high mountainous terrain on a ridge between two deep ravines and surrounded by forest, the site has been fortified since at least the mid 10th century. In 975 the Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes captured the site and it remained under Byzantine control until around 1108

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The Lost Generation

Graphic content / Jameel Mustafa Habboush, a a 13-year-old Syrian boy looks at a member of the civil defence volunteers, known as the white helmets, as they rescue him from under the rubble of a building following Russian air strikes on the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on October 11, 2016. Regime ally Russia carried out its heaviest strikes in days on Syria's Aleppo, causing massive damage in several residential areas of the city's…

One man in the Syrian city of Douma is creating beauty out of bomb and bullet shells landing around him.