Caught Between ISIS and Assad

“ISIS are good fighters, but we fucked them,” Yusuf Halap said in fluent English.

Journalist Patrick Hilsman and I were sitting with Yusuf and two other young media activists in the Bab al Salam camp for internally displaced Syrians, a hundred yards south of the Turkish border. Bab al Salam houses 20,000 refugees, mostly women and children. Under dusty tarps, these refugees live in horrid conditions. Barefoot kids play next to rivers of sewage. Preventable diseases flourish.

VICE: Caught Between ISIS and Assad by Molly Crabapple

One Response to Caught Between ISIS and Assad

  1. kompani101 says:

    It is incredibly sad to see a great nation in such a mess because of religion, politics and historical wrongs. Again the children are the innocents. I do hope America goes home and sorts out its own domestic problems of poverty and inequality rather than interfere more in this area of the world.

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