A Syrian story: One grandfather’s quest for a quiet life

By Alicia Medina|2023-04-24T18:10:29+02:00April 24, 2023|

Mahmoud Ahmad al-Hallaq, a grandfather, carpenter and refugee from East Ghouta living in Lebanon, recalls his time in the Syrian army cooking for Cuban soldiers during the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and the many twists and turns of his ill-fated quest for a quiet life.