The Aleppo souk burns

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    I was so sad to hear this morning that one of the great sites of the Middle East has been detroyed, with Aleppo's souk burned to the ground.

    For anyone who has been there - and I guess several posters here will have been - the market was one of the greatest of its kind, rivalled only by Cairo, Marrakesh and Damascus. It was labrynthine and smoky, mysterious and fascinating.

    You could buy anything in that market - from pistachio ice cream and bread to car parts, clothes and fabric.

    I will always remember talking to a man in a white dejallabah while my wife looked at jewellry. Without breaking off from our conversation he pulled a fake Rolex watch from somewhere in his robes, pointed at it and said "Made in Switzerland. I bought it for US$10.

    Read about the souk fires here:
    BBC News - Syria conflict: Aleppo's souk burns as battles rage
     
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    Aleppo souk burns .......


    Ya might want to put some ointment on that before it gets infected.

    I got it once, and now it hurts when I pee.
     
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    France wants to take Aleppo situation to UN Security Council...

    France wants urgent U.N. Security Council meeting on Aleppo
    November 29, 2016 - France called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Aleppo and said it would press for a U.N. resolution to punish the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
     
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    "Oh no! They saved 80.000 people from our terrorists! Let´s hit 'em hard! Let´s accuse them of what we just invent and see what the outcome will be."

    Outcome: Total liberation of Aleppo. Western dogs foaming powerlessly.
     
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    Oh No!, dey killed Anas the clown...

    Syria's Aleppo loses clown who warmed war-torn hearts
    November 30, 2016 — When war is constant, it can be easy to lose sight of how much a single death can matter. But the passing of one committed social worker will be especially devastating to his community in Aleppo.
    See also:

    UN warns of 'giant graveyard' as thousands flee Aleppo fighting
    Thursday 1st December, 2016: The UN's aid chief warned on Wednesday (Nov 30) that Aleppo risked becoming a "giant graveyard" after more than 50,000 people were reported to have fled intense fighting between government and rebel forces.

     
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