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Syria: Displaced people from Afrin revamp bus in homage to hometown03:56

Syria: Displaced people from Afrin revamp bus in homage to hometown

Syrian Arab Republic, near Tell Qarah
June 26, 2019 at 17:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Displaced people from Afrin renovated and customised a bus with images of their city, footage filmed on Monday near Tell Qarah in the northern Aleppo countryside shows, a move they say is designed to boost morale and give colour to rallies in the area.

Ibrahim Khalil, an Afrin local who was displaced, recounted that when they came across this bus in the village of Tell Qarah, it was destroyed. That is when the idea to turn it into a "symbolic token of our going back home to Afrin," came to be he said.

Abdo Baskeh, another Afrin resident who has been displaced, explained that when they go to rallies in Shahba with the revamped bus, "people get very excited when they see images of Afrin posted on it."

"We have given our word to our people that as soon as Afrin is liberated, we will drive the bus down Jabal al-Ahlam to Afrin," he added.

Footage shows children on the 'Return Bus' cheering and making victory signs.

Syria: Displaced people from Afrin revamp bus in homage to hometown03:56
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Displaced people from Afrin renovated and customised a bus with images of their city, footage filmed on Monday near Tell Qarah in the northern Aleppo countryside shows, a move they say is designed to boost morale and give colour to rallies in the area.

Ibrahim Khalil, an Afrin local who was displaced, recounted that when they came across this bus in the village of Tell Qarah, it was destroyed. That is when the idea to turn it into a "symbolic token of our going back home to Afrin," came to be he said.

Abdo Baskeh, another Afrin resident who has been displaced, explained that when they go to rallies in Shahba with the revamped bus, "people get very excited when they see images of Afrin posted on it."

"We have given our word to our people that as soon as Afrin is liberated, we will drive the bus down Jabal al-Ahlam to Afrin," he added.

Footage shows children on the 'Return Bus' cheering and making victory signs.

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