This was the first time I’d been able to come home since my parents and I left in 2011; for almost six years, I had watched my city fall apart from afar.
"The Battle for Aleppo Is Over. I Returned to My Hometown to See What’s Left." is from the July 07, 2017 Outlook section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jwanah Qudsi and narrated by Sam Scholl.