Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond. RT=Gosh, hmm or huh. Likes are my filing cabinet, not “likes”.
Lebanon is literally burning down. Between the port explosion and the forest fires raging today the country has been on fire or blowing up somewhere almost every day for the past 2 months. It has no capacity to fight or prevent the daily disasters
The US military confirms an ongoing rocket attack on Al-Asad airbase where US troops are based. It’s the one Trump said Iraq would have to pay for if the US leaves.
Here is one of the horrifying videos coming out of Douma in Syria tonight showing the aftermath of what seems to be a chemical gas attack. These people were hiding underground from the bombing, leaving them more vulnerable to gas.
This is sickening to watch. Desperate people at risk of capsizing being shot at by Greek forces. What has happened to the world.
People coming out of Mosul. I don't think we have any idea what a humanitarian tragedy this has been
Lebanon’s Tripoli is out of control tonight. Fires burning, shots fired, people injured. The economy is in total free fall, aggravated but not caused by the coronavirus lockdown. People are desperate.