Syria

Olympian From Aleppo Tightlipped About Situation Back Home

Bayan Jumah has not commented on the escalation of violence in her home city where Assad is pushing back against rebel advances.

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The Syrians don't mention the war at the Olympics. "We never talk about this," said Bayan Jumah, a swimmer from Aleppo, a city wracked by violence for nearly two weeks during one of the most significant battles of a 17-month uprising against the government of Bashar Assad.

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