Dagha used to listen to the sound of shells falling in Syria from her family’s little tent in Lebanon. Sitting quietly on the hill, she would mend clothes and try to figure out which part of her homeland the shelling was coming from. Then she suffered a stroke.
Now partially paralysed, she can only squeeze the hands of family and friends who come up to give her a kiss. Every week, news arrives of more people who have died in her home village – including relatives. Her family say she often cries in her sleep.
“Her biggest fear is that she’ll die in Lebanon,” says Fatima, Dagha’s granddaughter. “Before her stroke, when she was still able to talk as clearly as a teenager, she’d say, ‘Bury me elsewhere when I die. Bury me in Syria – please promise me you’ll bury me at home.’ ”
RIP SERENA SHIM you bravely exposed Turkey’s role in the destabilization of Syria and now they killed you?
Serena is an American journalist has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just a day after claiming she claimed the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her reporting of the siege of Kobane.
Serena Shim, who worked for Iran’s state-owned Press TV as Turkey correspondent, died in the city of Suruc in mysterious circumstances
Shim’s death came just days after she spoke on camera of her fears of being arrested, claiming Turkish intelligence agents had accused her of spying after one of her reports suggested ISIS militants were being smuggled back and forth over the Syrian border in the back of aid vehicles.
This is the video where she speaks of her fears and the threats she received ONE day before her death