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Barb and Dan Leritz of Willmar accepted a two-year teaching assignment in Aleppo, Syria, but had to flee the country and end their work after seven months due to the conflict there.

Home from Syria: Watching and fearing the end is not going to work out


WILLMAR — Their connection to friends in Syria is becoming more tenuous by the day, but they know this much: Their friends live in Syria’s second largest city of Aleppo, and have no more than two hours of electricity each day.

They tell them there’s no bread in the city. Fuel for heating and cooking is in short supply.

Their friends don’t dare talk about the fighting between the Free Syria rebel groups and the government of Bashar al-Assad that is the cause of it all.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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