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The Swallows of Syria, Lebanon

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Lebanon - Faqaa - Somaya, 56 years old, comes from Talbiseh, a small town on the outskirts of Homs. Seven months ago, her 31-year-old son Ali was arrested by masked men soldiers during a raid in her house. Three days later, his severely tortured body was found in a nearby sewage ditch. "He had a huge wound in the stomach, one of his arms was broken and both kneecaps had been removed" she recounts. She now lives in Lebanon with two of her sons, who work as labourer in the nearby fields to raise some money.