2014 Quneitra Offensive: Draft visuals of an aborted project

This post consists of three draft visuals. They were part of a project investigating the events taking place in Quneitra – southern Syria, next to the Israeli-occupied Golan, and within the UNDOF area of operation. It was centered mainly on the 2014 offensive, that culminated in Syrian rebels capturing the abandoned city of Quneitra, as…

A Turkish 5 minutes

Apparently political leaders and governments do not sustain a healthy relationship with mathematics and geography. The list can grow endlessly longer and longer, but I would like to point to a recent event, especially that it seems no one in the media addressed this event from this particular angle. On November 24, 2015, Turkish air…

The Battle for Qusayr and the fate of Saint Elias Church

On June 6, 2013, the BBC’s staff were reportedly the first Western reporters to enter Qusayr, after Syrian regime forces backed by Hezbollah fighters declared the town’s takeover. Qusayr had been under the control of armed opposition fighters for nearly a year, and the battle for the town marked the official and overt entry of…

Recreating Memory in Syria: Zarzour, its Mosque, and its Shia

Since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, news were rife with stories of damages inflicted to religious buildings, first as the work of the Syrian Regime, then as of the Rebels. These damages range from destruction due to fighting, to looting, and to vandalism (i will not use the word desecration, since it’s a…