A report from Jabal Al-Akrad in Lattakia suburbs
The regime trends to siege the region that goes off its control, preventing all life needs from it and this is what many Syrian regions and cities face where they pay the tax of its rebellion, one of this regions is Lattakia suburbs that have faced many intense military campaigns in a tryout to be subjected throughout a policy of starvation and siege, for the people to overcome the hunger state, they had to return to the traditional bread making way in the villages of the Syrian coast, which is baking bread in the pottery kiln.”
Um Salah says -considered by the rebels as their mother- : “my job in the revolution is making bread for the rebels, which is the least thing I can offer to my children who sacrifice their own lives”
Um Salah goes on in describing the suffering of people and explains the process of bread making after the regime prevented bread makers to access rebellious areas “I am a mother of four fighters in the free army, it has been a while that I make bread for the rebels and refugees where I wake up early every day to prepare the dough, and the local girls help me in collecting wood”.
Um Salah describes the lack of electricity and fuel for five months, and the regime’s policy in targeting and shelling bakeries and adds: “We no longer have enough flour, and no one responds to our calls”.
Um Salah ends her speech by saying: “our bread has salt, and who eats our bread knows who we are” in a reference to the well-known norm in Syria which gives extreme respect for salt and generosity, in addition to bread as an important place so it not be thrown to ground, or put it in a decent place even if it is crusty or out of date.
Syrians’ sufferings continues in the besieged areas, and the regime is targeting their livelihood, income and their bread, even the water they water their thirst often while people seeking in self efforts to secure alternatives to protect themselves against hunger and malnutrition.