These are the facts of an incident narrated to me by a former employee of one of the companies owned by Rami Makhlouf; the maternal cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. The former employee refused to reveal his identity for personal reasons.
Um-Rasheed doesn’t fear the terrifying Corona virus. She smiles shyly through her sadness, as she tries, with difficulty, to pronounce its name, remembering how one of them had shouted to the crowd, at the top of his lungs, in front of the bakery doors, “Corona has reached the immigrants.” Everyone smiled, looking towards the direction of the palace..”
Evacuating Abu-Mahmoud’s House was executed under “Decree 66” that aimed to construct an integrated urban area. Although the decree had been passed 7 years ago, Abu-Mahmoud’s sons didn’t receive an alternative housing.
Will the dangerous military escalation in northern Syria undermine the Astana accords and the understanding between Russia and Turkey? Or, is the common interest between the two countries deeper than the local disagreement about where to draw the front lines in Idlib province of Syria?
Isn’t it strange that most Tunisian experts will give the same answer when you ask them about the reason behind the participation of thousands of Tunisians in the battles in Syria? The reason, they say, is: “Freedom!”