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August 09, 2013

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A Family In Aleppo, Divided By War, Tries To Connect

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In Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, there’s a passageway between the part that’s held by rebels and the part controlled by the government. Many call it the “death path,” and even though it’s lined with snipers atop buildings, people cross it every day to go to school or work, to buy groceries or to see family.

Guest host Sean Cole speaks with Basel, who used to cross to the government’s side to be with his family but now feels it’s too dangerous. He settles for Internet conversations kept vague in case the family is being monitored, and he says the mile between him and his family is very long. 

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