Dec 10, 2014

What does the Isis heartland look like from the skies? I buckled up my seat belt to find out - Middle East - World - The Independent

Syrian Arab Airlines flight RB131 took off from Damascus International Airport to far-away Qamishli at 8.35am for its journey over Isis country, flying at an altitude of 17,000ft. Just how an airline can still function amid Syria’s tragedy – it has five working airbus A320s and one Franco-Italian ATR turboprop aircraft still in service – is a mystery to me.

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