Bassam Khabieh

Iftar celebrations amid the Douma ruins

Jun 23 2017

DOUMA, Syria Against a backdrop of crumbling buildings in the rebel-held Douma district east of Damascus, hungry Syrians sat down together on the rubble-strewn streets to break fast with a free Ramadan meal.

Makeshift Syrian rehab center offers hope to paralyzed

Mar 15 2017

DOUMA, Syria Ziad, a paralyzed 14-year-old boy, often stays alone in his room as bombs fall on Douma, the main rebel-stronghold in eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.

'I study in a cave': Going to school in Syria

Jun 27 2016

TRAMLA/DOUMA, Syria Syrian student Ali Khaled Stouf has to walk down several steps into a hole in the ground to get inside his school -- a cave.

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