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Our thoughts with the people of Aleppo


2016 has been an eventful year and some of the most heartstopping news has come from the conflict in Syria where government forces and rebels have been fighting since 2012.

Paris dims the Eiffel Tower lights
Paris dims the Eiffel Tower lights

Now seeing the reports and scale of atrocities against civilians and social media posts from many residents filming their goodbyes as the military recaptures the city this week, we can’t help but think of those trapped there – and those who have already lost their lives.

On Wednesday, Paris announced it would turn the lights of the Eiffel Tower off in solidarity with Aleppo’s people. Appreciated, but somehow helpless, our thoughts are with the residents too.

Lauren Broomham

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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