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Ramadan 2020: Iftar in the ruins of the Syrian town of Ariha

Ramadan 2020 is different for Muslims all around the word amid coronavirus pandemic.

Due to lock down and social distancing, Iftar and Sahoor are totally different from the traditional Ramadan routine. But before complaining about a new restricted lifestyle have a close look at these images.  

These are the images of a family breaking their fast, sitting at the roubles where their home used to be.

They fled Ariha late last year when Syrian government troops, backed by Russian aircraft, launched an offensive on the town.

But returned back after a ceasefire held.

Photo courtesy Al Jazeera English:

These are the images of a displaced Syrian family of Tareq Abu Ziad, from the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of the Idlib province. They break their fast sitting in the rubble of their destroyed home.

This picture was taken on May 4, 2020, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan shows members of the displaced Syrian family of Tareq Abu Ziad, from the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of the Idlib province, breaking their fast together for the sunset “iftar” meal, in the midst of the rubble of their destroyed home upon their return to the town for one day after fleeing during the previous military assault by Syrian government forces and their allies. (Photo by AAREF WATAD / AFP)


As being reported, about one million civilians fled the assault on the wider Idlib province, the last stronghold of opposition to the government of President Bashar al-Assad after nine years of war.

According to Al Jazeera’s report, many hundreds who left their home during the deadly assault have now returned back to Ariha. 

As several weeks of a fragile truce that took effect as the novel coronavirus outbreak was turning into a pandemic.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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