© Eva Bartlett
Oct 18, 2016, Strategic Culture Foundation
Gate at the outskirts of Maaloula, where on September 4, 2013, al-Nusra and other terrorists carried out a series of coordinated attacks on Syrian soldiers, the start of the battle for Maaloula.© Eva Bartlett
Mikhael Taalab, Anton Taalab, and Serkis Zakhen, point-blank assassinated by terrorists on September 7, 2013. © Eva Bartlett
The elderly near-blind and near-deaf father of Anoinette was wounded in the September 7, 2013 attacks which killed his only son. © Eva Bartlett
The author with Antoinette Taalab, critically-injured in September 7, 2013, terrorist attacks on her home.
With safety returned to Maaloula, so too return traditions like this elderly man’s daily pilgrimage to pray at the Sts Sergius & Bacchus monastery. © Eva Bartlett
A serenity and calm which was interrupted in 2013, and for which Maaloula defenders remain vigilant. © Eva Bartlett
A spring in the centre of Maaloula where in September 2013, terrorists sniped and killed an elderly man collecting water. © Eva Bartlett
A Maaloula local defence soldier traces the battles on a map of the town. © Eva Bartlett
A Maaloula resident walking through the historic crevice leading to St. Thekla convent.© Eva Bartlett
The paths of the old quarter are too narrow and stepped for anything but a donkey to carry reconstruction materials inside. © Eva Bartlett
*From Maaloula History Facebook page, celebrating the Festival of the Holy Cross.