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Syrian woman survives 700
days trapped in house

Associated Press, by Diaa Hadid

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Posted By:MissMolly, 6/11/2014 5:04:28 PM

HOMS, Syria - Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit. Zeinat Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, still bears the effects of nearly two years trapped in her home, surrounded by rebel fighters during the government´s siege on the ancient quarters of the central Syrian city of Homs. She´s still a wispy 38 kilograms (83 pounds), even after gaining four kilograms (eight pounds) since the blockade ended in early

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thenightowl, 6/11/2014 5:41:25 PM     (No. 9882066)

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