‘From Paradise to Hell’: How an Aid Convoy in Syria Was Blown Apart

September 24, 2016 6:52 PM

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‘From Paradise to Hell’: How an Aid Convoy in Syria Was Blown Apart

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The familiar hum of a drone lingered overhead as Omar Barakat, the local chief of the Red Crescent, watched workers unload lifesaving cargo at a warehouse in the rebel-held town of Urum al-Kubra, Syria.

“Be careful,” Ammar al-Salmo, a rescue worker, warned Mr. Barakat. He was only half joking; too many times, he had seen his own ambulances hit by airstrikes as they rushed to help people.

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