Syria’s Refugees from Terror
BY HANIN GHADDAR | MAY 13, 2011
Source : Foreign Policy
In a small Lebanese village just beyond the Syrian border, those fleeing the regime’s crackdown tell of terror and oppression back home.
It took Abed 20 minutes to start discussing the crackdown. He first sent the women and children to the other part of the small apartment where we met, and expressed clear apprehension at discussing developments in Syria. While he first denied participating in the protests, he later admitted that he never skipped a Friday demonstration. It wasn’t hard to understand his fear. « Sometimes, they do door-to-door arrests when they are looking for certain activists, » he said. « And when they enter the houses, they steal everything they see. »
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