Ayya Harraz

Ayya Harraz is currently studying Politics and Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She has previously worked with Al Jazeera English as an output producer and as a researcher for Hot Spot Films. She currently writes for the London Student and Comment Middle East.

Damascus: Assad's Fortress

The capital Damascus is the key to Syria’s freedom, argues Ayya Harraz. While the rest of Syria is rattled with an uprising and faces the possibility of a civil war, Damascus remains relatively inactive. Analysts and journalists have asked whether the uprising will reach Damascus, and if so when? This brings only one thing to mind, the crucial role the capital city has played... Continue Reading

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