Man Nearly Dies to Protect His Books

This man is my grandparent’s neighbour in Homs.
That bookcase behind him is filled with rare, ancient books including things he’s written (all worth 20+ million)..

He spent his entire life in that basement writing, he was taken out by the red crescent this morning because he was starving, no food left.

He told my grandpa, “Everyone’s worried about their houses, I spent the past 16 months staring death in the eye to protect my bookcase”

Might I add, he’s always been in the opposition. He’s always hated the government. But he calls the FSA a bunch of “thieves, bandits and drug users who don’t give a shit about Syria”


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