first published on December 27, 2017 by Josh
I imagine that in Syria, there is no longer anything except war reporters venturing out into the countryside to find news. Somehow I doubt that the Syrian news agencies that are still standing find it all that important to cover down on things like the weather, daily traffic, or sporting events. All they need to do is drive for an hour and find a front-line combat zone that is directly impacting civilians in the country, and set up shop.
In fact, it seems so common place that this reporter is reporting this story as if it’s his every other Monday morning. Bombs are raining down all around the city he is in, and he makes no effort to hide himself in cover, or to take shelter from flying debris. He just walks around the area and casually explains to the viewers what is happening to Abu Dali, and at several points actually gets even closer to the airstrikes that are falling down all around him.
There are rumors circulating around Twitter that this particular reporter was actually critically injured later in the day this report was filmed. There are several other videos circulating that show him walking about the battle space with his cameraman, but the video below is the best example of his calm under pressure. If the rumors about his injury are true, hopefully he survives. I believe that if this dude learns English, by the time the Syrian Civil War is over he will be able to drop his resume off at any news agency in the world and get a job almost instantly. If anyone would like to translate what it is exactly that the reporter is saying, we will edit this post with a full transcript for the purpose of context. Either leave a comment in the comments section of this post, or shoot us a message.
It’s a strange-mad world in Syria right now.