"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Russia presses on rebels in northern Homs to join Sochi congress- Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Negotiation committee in the opposition-held countryside of Hama and Homs provinces said Russians are pressing on rebel factions to participate in the Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi at the end of January.

Bassam Sawah, spokesman for the local negotiation committee, said Hmeimim, the main Russian air base in Syria, had informed the committee that the de-escalation zone agreement will end at the mid of February. Such message reveals new rounds of deadly airstrikes on the besieged northern countryside of Homs and the southern countryside of Hama, according to Sawah.

The spokesman assured that Russia is using the de-escalation zone agreement as a pressure tool after almost 6 months of reviving life aspects in Homs despite some violations.

On Tuesday, 2 children killed and dozen more wounded in regime artillery on northern Homs countryside, local reporter said.