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A 15-year-old Syrian Boy Is Documenting Massacre In Ghouta; His Videos And Photos Are Painful

Himanshu Kapoor | Last Modified - Mar 05, 2018, 16:26 IST
  • A 15-year-old Syrian Boy Is Documenting Massacre In Ghouta; His Videos And Photos Are Painful
  • A 15-year-old Syrian Boy Is Documenting Massacre In Ghouta; His Videos And Photos Are Painful
  • A 15-year-old Syrian Boy Is Documenting Massacre In Ghouta; His Videos And Photos Are Painful
  • A 15-year-old Syrian Boy Is Documenting Massacre In Ghouta; His Videos And Photos Are Painful
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Many youngsters of Muhammad Najem’s age, which is 15, are active social media users for one common interest — posting selfies. Najem does the same but what his pictures show is the grim reality of his country, Syria.

 

Documenting the death and devastation in Eastern Ghouta, Najem wants the world to take notice of his city and country ravaged by a seven-year Syrian conflict between President Bashar Al-Assad and multiple rebel groups.

 

Najem clings onto life being a resident of Eastern Ghouta, a city besieged by one of the bloodiest bombings since the civil war that began in 2011.

 

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If reports are to be believed, in just two days last week more than 250 people, including 58 children, died in the intense airstrikes and shelling in Eastern Ghouta by Syrian government.

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And Najem is following a common theme for all his video posts on Twitter which is — the world must witness what Syrians are bearing.

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The 15-year-old’s videos are a powerful message to the world in which he states “we are being killed by your silence”. Among the numerous self shot videos, Najem has been posting some disturbing image and one such was of his school. He wrote, “These are some of the pic of my school that I was learning that were destroyed by warplanes. There are also many schools that were totally destroyed in the Ghouta and now the children of al-Ghouta without education for an unknown reason. why the Assad destroyed our schools (sic).”

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For the children of Syria, who should be in schools and playground, they are waiting for the next round of bombs to drop. Najem, in one of his videos, had asked the children for their New Year wishes and while they barely reached the age to remember peace in their country, one wished for his father to be released from jail while another young one simply wished for not being made to carry firewood and water anymore.

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