This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #10

A photo a day from the Syrian civil war

This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #10 This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #10

Uncategorized October 1, 2013 0

Thomas hammond photo  This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #10 A photo a day from the Syrian civil war by DAVID... This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #10
Thomas hammond photo 

This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #10

A photo a day from the Syrian civil war

by DAVID AXE

Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and it could only get worse as the political, economic, humanitarian and sectarian crises it has spawned spill into neighboring countries.

Those with passports stream through border crossings with Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and even Iraq. Many without documents slip across barbed-wire borders in the dead of night. Some who cannot sneak instead pitch tents inside Syria along the borders, seeking safety in a neighboring country’s proximity.

They are Syrian refugees, and there are probably more than a million of them—though hard numbers are hard to come by. They are hungry, thirsty, sick, tired and angry.

In Syria just across the border with Turkey, some of the poorest of the displace people huddle in thin tents in clusters on road medians and between headquarters buildings of rebel brigades. We met these refugee children in an encampment a stone’s throw from the gate to Turkey—a gate that might as well be a 10,000-foot mountain peak for all the refugees’ ability to cross through it.

The kids were just bored, curious, hungry. The adults asked if the world was coming to help. We could not answer honestly.

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