Author: Hiba Dlewati
Hiba Dlewati is a print and multimedia journalist from Damascus, Syria and the assistant managing editor of Syria Deeply. Born in Michigan and raised in Syria, she currently lives in Beirut. She has worked as a freelance producer covering the ongoing war in Syria and ensuing refugee crisis in Turkey and Europe, and completed a National Geographic Fulbright Digital Storytelling Fellowship sharing in-depth stories from the Syrian diaspora in Jordan, Turkey and Sweden.

The predominantly Kurdish district of Afrin in northwestern Syria has been under near-continuous siege for four years but remained relatively calm, attracting hundreds of thousands of displaced people. Now, it is under threat from Turkish military operations in Syria. (More…)