By Rotary International From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian
There is a particular sound a gun makes when it’s being shot at you. First you hear the bullet break the sound barrier with a crack. Then you hear the bang of the gun being fired. That is the sound Rotary Peace Fellow Will Plowright heard while in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in 2013. At the time, the city was divided among the Syrian government, the Free Syrian Army, the Islamic State, the Nusra Front, and a few al-Qaida members.
Plowright was in Aleppo to conduct interviews for his Ph.D. on armed groups and their motives. He found some… …read more