Ceasefire in Aleppo

Peace Prevails

Charles Anyanwu

Peace. In times of need and calm is where peace prevails.

After years of war and violence in the Syrian Civil War, both the Rebels and the Syrian Government, backed by Russia, agreed to a ceasefire.Peace Prevails: Ceasefire in Aleppo

According to BBC News,  as of midnight local time on Thursday, December 29, “The Syrian government and rebel groups have agreed a nationwide ceasefire from midnight local time (22:00 GMT) on Thursday, followed by peace talks.”

Within Aleppo, lies destroyed buildings, civilians, poverty, and what is left of what many families once called home, known as Aleppo. Now with the ceasefire, it gives those a time for grieving, reunion, rebuilding, and of course peace.

Since, July 19th 2012, the battle for Aleppo has raged on. Throughout the years, the Syrian people have fought against each other, killing brothers, mothers, fathers, daughters, and families, on both sides. But, how did we prevent it, what did we do to stop this? Over a century and a half ago, us Americans had are first and hopefully our only civil war.

Eventually, just like in Aleppo, we came to a time of peace. We still had a time for grieving, reunion, rebuilding, but we trudged through it. So, hopefully the same will happen for the Syrian people. Although there is peace, the question still remains, “Will this be the end of the war, the end of fighting in Aleppo, or is it just a breath before the plunge into the never ending war?”