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Ahmad al-Sawas, former Syrian National Gymnastics Champion. March 2016. Bustan al-Qasr, Aleppo. Photo: Reuters/ Abdalrhman Ismail.

The Aleppo Weekly – July 29-August 10

by The Aleppo Project on August 10, 2016

Aleppian Ahmad al-Sawas, Syria’s national gymnastics champion when fighting broke out, did not compete at the Rio Olympics. Read his story here.

Aleppians at the Olympics

Olympic Swimmer Baean Jouma. Damascus. July 2016. Photo: Reuters/Omar Sanadiki.

Olympic Swimmer Baean Jouma. Damsascus. July 2016. Photo: Reuters/Omar Sanadiki.

Swimmer Baean Jouma is scheduled to compete as a member of the Syrian national team in the women’s 50m freestyle on Friday. Read her story here.

Ghofrane al-Mohammad is scheduled to compete as a member of the Syrian national team in the 400m hurdles on Tuesday. She competed in the same event in 2012, but was disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

Olympic Swimmer Rami Anis set a personal best in the 100m freestyle. Photo: EPA/Esteban Biba.

Olympic Swimmer Rami Anis set a personal best in the 100m freestyle. Photo: EPA/Esteban Biba.

Swimmer Ramis Anis swam a personal best of 54.25sec in the 100m freestyle as a member of the Refugee Olympic team. “In 2020,” he said, “I hope I will be able to swim under my own flag.” Read his story here.

Aleppo Under Siege

Boys displaced from ongoing conflict shelter under makeshift tents on the Muhalak highway. Photo: UNICEF/UN027713/Al-Issa

Boys displaced from ongoing conflict shelter under makeshift tents on the Muhalak highway. Photo: UNICEF/UN027713/Al-Issa

Unicef urged all parties to allow technicians to repair the electricity and water systems. The city has been without water for several days.

MAP 38 - Aleppo Under SiegeWe published July’s update of Armenak Tokmajyan’s Conflict Timeline.

Photo: AP

Photo: AP

The Economist’s weekly obituary profiled Qusai Abtini, sit-com star of Aleppo. The fourteen year old was killed in mid-July while attempting to leave the city.

The Aleppo ProjectThe Aleppo Weekly – July 29-August 10

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