CNN war correspondent, Clarissa Ward, recently gave a riveting speech before the UN Security Council where she said that in all of her experience covering war, she has “never seen anything on the scale of Aleppo”(the Syrian city which was recently under siege).
Here is a snippet of the powerful speech, a must watch on the horrors and devastation of the war:
“… at 5am, the planes started buzzing overhead. It is really difficult to describe the pit that forms in your stomach when you hear those planes because you know something terrible is about to happen, but you have no idea where it’s going to happen. You are paralyzed. I looked around the room at the rest of my colleagues and my driver — a Syrian man from Tal Rifaat — Ayman, looked at me and we made eye contact and he kind of just shrugged: ‘Allahu A’lam’ (only God knows). And we both understood in that moment that we were absolutely powerless to protect ourselves.”