“It’s The War In Syria … Coming Here” | The Global Mail

Two eyewitness accounts from Sassine Square, where a car bomb on Friday left a key opponent of Syrian President Assad, among others, dead, and many wounded. First, the account of a photographer who ran from a shaken coffeeshop to the carnage.The first sound was like hailstones hitting the window. Then came the big explosion. And panic.PHOTO BY JEPPE NYBROEView from inside Starbucks on Sassine Square moments after the explosionI was sitting in Starbucks cafe in Sassine Square, Beirut when, in a matter of seconds, a quiet October afternoon turned into a scene of horror. Black smoke rising over the buildings almost covered the sun and glass from windows flew in the air, followed by a scary moment of silence where everybody froze.

via “It’s The War In Syria … Coming Here” | The Global Mail.

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