WorldViews: ‘From Syria With Love’: A Valentine’s Day message that puts today in context

By Max Fisher, February 14, 2014

Syrian activists have uploaded this video wishing the world a happy Valentine's Day from within their country's ongoing war:

The video begins with activists releasing red balloons over what appears to be the city of Aleppo, which is also being bombarded by Syrian government forces. The messages, delivered by civilians, some of them children, declare "from Syria with love," while gently reminding that they are being sent from "amid massacres" and "amid starvation. The Bashar al-Assad regime has been accused of preventing civilians here from getting food, as well as bombing them with "barrel bombs" meant to force their submission.

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