It has taken eight hours for Ahmed, 32, and his three children to drive from Idlib, Syria, to the entrance to Manbij in a car packed with cousins, nieces and nephews. The streets were jammed with traffic at 3 a.m. because it was the safest time to flee the bombings in his neighborhood.
We ask why, after months of living under constant bombardments, he finally decided on this day to leave.
“Tell them,” he instructs his 6-year-old niece, patting the back of Fatima’s blond hair. Her cheeks read more >>>