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I am a journalist from Aleppo and currently I live in London UK, I like music, reading, watching TV and travelling. In addition, I like to meeting new people and discover new things and places.

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Al Baghouz Frontlines: ISIS’s Last Ba...
Al Baghuz
By mittome
17 Mar 2019

Al Baghouz - Monday, March 18
Democratic Syrian Forces at the front line fighting against ISIS, just a few meters separate the forces from ISIS camp where the families are waiting for their destinies. The fighting will continue till ISIS gives up. DSF clarifies that the next few days will be the right time to announce the ending of ISIS period.

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Syrian Democratic Forces close to fin...
Deir az Zur
By mittome
15 Feb 2019

The Syrian Democratic Forces were able to besiege ISIS in 700-meter area only in Deir al-Zour. The campaign was temporarily halted because of the use of civilian groups as human shields amid the possibility of ending the Da'ashi presence within a few days, military commanders confirmed.

تمكنت القوات السورية الديمقراطية من محاصرة تنظيم داعش في منطقة مساحتها 700 متر فقط في دير الزور، وسط توقعات إنهاء وجود داعش في غضون أيام.

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The story of Daesh fighter's wife
Ain Issa
By mittome
13 Jan 2018

Umm Al-Baraa (Khadija Al-Omari) is a Tunisian woman joined the organization of a Daesh, she said that she went with her husband to Syria and settled in the city of Al-Raqqa, she speaks about her regret joining Daesh.
She narrated her story from the beginning of joining until seeking refuge with Syrian democratic forces and how they put her in house detention in Ein Issa camp in north Raqqa city.

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Law Student Turned Taxi Driver Bears ...
Aleppo
By mittome
19 Jan 2015

In a telling interview, a young man who was a second-year law student during the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War explains why he joined the rebels after witnessing what he says were atrocities committed by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in his hometown of Aleppo. Seeing the city's war-torn streets from his eyes, viewers get an unflinching insight into the daily comings and goings of an average Syrian whose life has been fundamentally transformed by the civil war.

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Imad Haj Bakri, Taxi driver:
(Man, Arabic) (00:42-01:24)

I studied law at Aleppo University and was a second-year student. Then I volunteered in the police force. After the revolution started and I witnessed the conflicts and the oppression, I withdrew from the course and started participating in the demonstration. The regime caught me and imprisoned me and I was expelled from the university. That is why I came here, to work and make a living. During my work with the rebels, I was injured more than once.

Imad Haj Bakri, Taxi driver:
(Man, Arabic) (02:00-03:11) Conversation with a passenger:

Passenger: What happened here?

Driver: many missiles were dropped here and they caused destruction, this used to be a main highway, look what happened now.
Many people died, look where it was dropped, here on the concrete, look at the huge hole it created, almost 37 kills - a massacre. Look at the destruction, it is like this wherever you go. There is a school there that was also attacked. Poor children.

Passenger: a barrel bomb attacked it right?

Driver: yes

Passenger: May God never have mercy on Bashar.

Imad Haj Bakri, Taxi driver:
(Man, Arabic) (03:14-03:37)

I forgot about my studies, and this taxi is how I make a living, even though the fuel is very expensive, and the roads are destroyed. Life is a lot more expensive now, we do not know what to do. We are alway expecting a barrel bomb or a missile.

Imad Haj Bakri, Taxi driver
(Man, Arabic) (03:52-04:12)

The situation is much worse than before, fuel is expensive and roads are destroyed, everything is destroyed. I forgot about my studies to be able to provide for my family.

Imad Haj Bakri,Taxi driver:
(Man, Arabic) (04:23-04:29)

I am totally content and life has to go on.

Imad Haj Bakri, Taxi driver:
(Man, Arabic) (04:58-05:41)

When the FSA first entered Aleppo, it was the fourth of Ramadan, the first missile was dropped on al-Ansar al-Sharqi, the first missile to be dropped in Aleppo. So I went to watch, it was strange for us, so we went to watch, I was injured, I do not know exactly how, but I knew I'd been injured. It felt as if I was falling asleep, and I woke up in the university hospital, controlled by the regime, I was unconscious for about a week and lost sight in my right eye.

Imad Haj Bakri, Taxi driver:
(Man, Arabic) (06:23-07:39)

What happened is, it was the fourth of Ramadan, I was in my house which is on the opposite side of this area. We heard a massive noise and thought it was a missile. We rushed to rescue people, and it was strange, there were not many injuries, only one man that I can remember, and while a huge number of people were standing in the area, another missile was dropped on us. I fainted for a few seconds then woke up to see corpses and injured people everywhere, a scene you cannot imagine. I looked around and fainted again because of how horrifying the scene was. I woke up in the hospital and they told me that it was the thirteenth day of Ramada. I had been unconscious for a while and was injured in the eye and the head, and they had inserted tubes in my body.

Abdulrahman Haj Bakri, Imad's younger brother:
(Man, Arabic) (07:46-08:04)

My brother Imad is older than me. He was a university student, but the difficult situation forced him to work as a taxi driver. In spite of the fact that this profession is very dangerous, and there is constant shelling, and the regime is targeting the liberated areas, my brother keeps working.

Ahmed Orabi, Imad's friend
(Man, Arabic) (08:05-08:58)

Imad's case is not a special case, but we can make it special by shedding light on the fact that he is a university student and a lawyer and is now working as a taxi driver. Because of the difficult circumstances and the expensive cost of life, we are trying to do anything we can to support our family. He has a special case because he used to be a good law student and he had lots of ambition, but now he is a taxi driver, and that is how people see him, without knowing his background or the fact that he is a well educated person.

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اطفال يمشون بالقرب من خط النار
حلب
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

أطفال حلب القديمة بالقرب من الجبهة بين قوات النظام والجيش الحر

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عناصر الحر يضعون خطط لصد هجمات الاسد
حلب
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

عناصر الجيش الحر يتحادثون في الجامع الأموي الكبير حول متاريس الجامع في الخطوط الأولى مع قوات النظام

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توجه احد عناصر الحر الى الجامع الكبير
حلب
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

توجه أحد الثوار الى الجامع الأموي الكبير لأشرافه على الجيش الحر هناك

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Children going to the Free Syrian Arm...
حلب
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

Children in the old city of Aleppo go to the Free Army to get food because they are unable to buy food.

أطفال حلب القديمة يذهبون الى الجيش الحر لأخذ الطعام منهم، بسبب عدم قدرتهم على شراء الاكل

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A child taking out the garbage.
حلب
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

One of the children in the old city of Aleppo gathers the garbage to throw it.

أحد أطفال حلب القديمة يقوم بأخذ القمامة ليرميها

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The Free Syrian Army Building Barrica...
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

Two members of the Free Syrian Army prepare sand bags to fortify checkpoints.

عنصرين من الجيش الحر يقومون بتجهيز أكياس الحجر للتمترس خلفها

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Damage in the "Al Kabeer" mosque due ...
حلب
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

Rocks from the destroyed Minarets of "Al Kabeer" mosque caused by an attack by the regime forces. This mosque has several names, including Aleppo's Al Kabeer mosque, the Oumawi mosque in Aleppo, or Aleppo's Bani Umawi mosqie.
This is considered a destruction of heritage because the mosque is ancient.

أحجار مأدنة الجامع الكبير بعد قصفها من قوات النظام ولهذا الجامع تسميات كثيرة جَامِعُ حَلَب الكَبير أو الجامع الأموي في حلب أو جامع بني أمية الكبير في حلب، ويعتبر هدا دمار للاثار لان هذا الجامع قديم جدا

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The Yard of "Al Kabeer" Mosque
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

The yard of "Al Kabeer" mosque and the destruction surrounding it. This mosque was built in the 18th century, year 715, during the age of Omawi Califite Al Walid Ben Abd El Malek.

ساحة الجامع الأموي الكبير في حلب والدمار الحاصل به وهذا الجامع تأسس في القرن الثامن الميلادي في عهد الخليفة الأموي الوليد بن عبد الملك في عام 715 ميلادي

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Damage in the "Al Kabeer" Mosque.
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
27 Jan 2014

The yard of "Al Kabeer" mosquem and the destruction surrounding it. This mosque was built in the 18th century, year 715, during the age of Omawi Califite Al Walid Ben Abd El Malek.

الجامع الأموي الكبير في حلب والدمار الحاصل به وهذا الجامع تأسس في القرن الثامن الميلادي في عهد الخليفة الأموي الوليد بن عبد الملك في عام 715 ميلادي

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Burring Vehicles in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

A car explodes on the "Haj" bridge in Aleppo because of barrel bombs dropped on the city.

احتراق سيارة نتيجة القصف في جسر الحج

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Children Looking for his Parents
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

A child looking for his parents among the dead and injured after barrel bombs were dropped on the city by the Syrian Regime.

طفل يبحث بين الجثث والجرحى عن اهله

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Burning Vehicles after Barrel Bomb At...
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

A car explodes on the "Haj" bridge due to barrel bombs dropped by the Syrian army on Aleppo.

احتراق سيارات نتيجة قصف بالبراميل في جسر الحج

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Burning Vehicles after Barrel Bomb At...
Aleppo, Syria
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

Cars burning in the streets of Aleppo due to barrel bombs dropped by helicopters by the Syrian army.

احتراق سيارات نتيجة البرميل المتفجر في جسر الحج

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Charred Corpse
حلب
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

A burnt unknown corpse extracted from under the rubble of in the "Haj" bridge.

خروج جثة شخص مفحمة من تحت الانقاض في جسر الحج

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Bread and Blood
حلب
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

The death of a young man in the area of the "Haj" bridge when the barrel fell. The bread he was carrying fell all over the ground.

موت شاب كان في موقع سقوط البرميل حيث تناثر الخبز من يده على الارض في مجزرة جسر الحج

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Fire
حلب
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

The fire caused by the bombing in the "Haj" bridge.

صورة للحريق نتيجة القصف في جسر الحج

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Smoke
حلب
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

Smoke after the barrel fell in the area of "Haj" bridge.

صورة للدخان بعد سقوط البرميل بقليل في منطقة جسر الحج

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Extinguishing the fire
Aleppo
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

Civilians attempting to extinguish the fire in order to help the survivors and extract the corpses.

محاولة من المدنيين اطفاء النار لانقاذ الناس المتبقيين وانتشال الجثث

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Burnt copse
Aleppo
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

A man burns and dies on the day of the "Haj" bridge massacre in Aleppo.

احتراق شخص وموته في يوم مجزرة جسر الحج في حلب

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Burnt corpse
Aleppo
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

The corpse of a person completely burnt due to the barrel bombing in the area of "Haj" bridge.

جثة شخص احترق بالكامل جراء الاحتراق الذي تسببه القصف بالبراميل على جسر الحج

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Burnt Car
Aleppo
By mittome
21 Jan 2014

احتراق كامل لسيارة في مجزرة جسر الحج

A car completely burnt due to massacre in the area of the "Haj" bridge

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A Doshka shooting a plane.
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

Free Syrian Army members are able to prevent a regime airplane. One of the members gave the victory sign.

عناصر الجيش الحر يتصدون للطيران المروحي وأحدهما يرفع أصابع النصر

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Cars damaged with dead occupants due ...
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

All those who were in the car were martyred due to the shooting on the eastern "Ansar"neighborhood

أستشهاد جميع المدنين في السيارات بسبب القصف على حي الأنصاري الشرقي

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A child standing in the place where h...
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

A child looking for the remains of his house in the eastern "Ansar" neighborhood

أحد الأطفال يبحث على بقايا منزله بالقصف على حي الأنصاري الشرقي

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Looking at helicopters that are throw...
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

Civilians looking at the helicopter that is throwing the barrels of death.

المدنين ينظرون الى المروحية وينتظرون براميل الموت

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Blood and the bike of a killed man
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

A civilian that was driving his motorcycle is killed by the barrels thrown in the "Ansari" neighborhood.

أحد المواطنين الذي كان يقتاد دراجته النارية قضى في القصف بالبراميل المتفجرة على حي الأنصاري

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A family running away from the shooting
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

Civilians panicking and escaping from the barrel bombs.

حالة هلع تصيب المدنين وهروبهم الى مناطق اخرة بسبب القصف بالبراميل المتفجرة

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Loading anti-airplane weapons
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

Members of the Free Syrian army loading their anti-airplane weapons

عناصر الجيش الحر يقومون بتزخير مضادات الطيران

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Extinguishing the fire
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

Civilians attempting to extinguish the fire that broke out due to the bombings in the eastern "Ansari" neighborhood.

المدنين يحاولن أخماد الحرائق التى اندلعت بسبب القصف على حي الأنصاري الشرقي بالبراميل

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Barrel falling
Aleppo
By mittome
01 Feb 2014

The moment the barrel fell on the eastern "Ansari" neighborhood.

لحظة سقوط البرميل على حي الأنصاري الشرقي

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Burning cars
Aleppo
By mittome
31 Jan 2014

Cars burning in the eastern "Ansari" neighborhood

لحظة أشتعال السيارات في حي الأنصاري الشرقي

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Angry Free Syrian Army member
Aleppo
By mittome
31 Jan 2014

Member in the Free Syrian Army shows his anger towards al Assad's crimes.

عنصر من الجيش الحر يغضب من جرائم الأسد في حي الأنصاري الشرقي

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Brother saving his sister
Aleppo
By mittome
31 Jan 2014

A brother extracts his sister from under the rubble in the eastern "Ansari" neighborhood.

اخ ينتشل اخته الصغيرة من تحت الانقاض في حي الانصاري الشرقي

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Child picks up dead mother's purse
Aleppo
By mittome
31 Jan 2014

A child extracts his dead mother's purse from under the rubble in the eastern "Ansari" neighborhood.

طفل ينتشل حقيبة والدتها من تحت الانقاض بعد ان ماتت والدته في حي المشهد وصديقه يحاول ان يهدئه

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Child picks up dead mother's purse
Aleppo
By mittome
31 Jan 2014

A child extracts his dead mother's purse from under the rubble in the eastern "Ansari" neighborhood.

طفل ينتشل حقيبة والدتها من تحت الانقاض بعد ان ماتت والدته في حي المشهد

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Civilians looking for wounded
Aleppo
By mittome
31 Jan 2014

Civilians looking for wounded due to the barrel bombing in the "Zibdiya" neighborhood.

المدنين يبحثون عن جرحى لأنقاذها في حي الزبدية جراء قصف بالبراميل المتفجرة على الحي