Saving My Memories via DamascusBureau

The day my mother, my sister, and I fled our city of Al-Qusair will remain forever ingrained in my memory.

It happened towards the end of May 2013. Government forces had captured most the villages in rural Homs that surrounded Al-Qusair. The city was besieged and subject to intense government bombardment. Staying was no longer an option.

We left our house with nothing but the clothes we were wearing. I knew I shouldn’t take anything with me to remind me of my city and the home where I was born and grew up in.

But I refused to give in. I decided to upload some of my photographs and videos on to a memory stick and take it with me.

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