Words cannot describe the wholesale destruction of the old area of Homs. In 2014, I visited Homs within two days of a double car bomb attack, an attack directed at women and children at the market. Survivors told us the reason for their targeting by takfiris; it was simply that they supported their President. Young men chanted ‘bombs or no bombs, Assad or no one.’
Now residents can sleep without the fear of being tormented by these criminals, since the evacuation of them under the reconciliation plans of the government. One can be overwhelmed by the destruction, when looking at the big picture and forget the lives that once lived peacefully in these areas. I hope I can show you a little of people’s lives, never forgot their lives.