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Syrian Olympians silent about war

2012-08-01 18:28

A policy from the Syrian Olympians in London: Don't talk about the war back home.

"We never talk about this," says Bayan Jumah, a swimmer from Aleppo, a city wrecked with violence during one of the most important battles of a 17-month uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Assad is urging his armed forces to step up the fight against rebels in Aleppo and the UN reported a significant escalation in the civil war with the military using warplanes to fire on opposition fighters.

Jumah says she is in touch with her family and worries about them just "a little bit, but not so much." She spoke after competing in the 100m freestyle at the London Games Wednesday.


Comments
  • keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-08-01 21:06

    Be strong Assad will protect ur fam.The terrorist rebels will be wiped out dont worry you enjoy your sports.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-02 03:10

      Keith believes the unelected dictator of Syria in control of the Syrian state and its military, who's father handed him the reigns of power, and who's literally butchering Syrians and their families just because they want to vote for their leaders like we do in South Africa, will protect your family.

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