Fresh Syria Clashes Swell Refugee Numbers
In the Lebanese border town of Arsal, a middle-aged woman clutches a small baby. The four month-old girl – assumed to be orphaned - was pulled from the rubble after shelling destroyed the neighbourhood in central Syria where she and the woman lived. The two made the arduous eight-hour trek across the mountains to Lebanon, at times crawling to avoid snipers.
“There’s no plan at the moment,” says the woman, cradling her tiny charge.
“We’re waiting for God’s mercy.”
Source: Financial Times