Smoke rises over a battle-scarred Saif Al Dawla district in Aleppo, Syria, on October 2, 2012

Six Years Of War, Death And Destruction: Syrians Speak Out

Today marks the 6th anniversary of an imposed war and invasion on what was one of the safest countries in the world prior to 2011. A country with a rich history that dates back to 9000 BC. Syria is the Cradle of Civilization. Damascus is nicknamed The City of Jasmine where the flower can be seen hugging buildings, churches, mosques, and homes, filling the enchanting streets with an intoxicating sweet smell.