halifax suburb: Seven children were killed in an early-morning fire Tuesday that witnesses said quickly engulfed a home in a Halifax suburb, according to Toronto Star. A neighbour said the family that lived in the house on Quartz Drive in Spryfield included seven children ranging in age from three months to 17 years old. Ebraheim and Kawthar Barho came from a city that was reduced to rubble in the deadly Syrian civil war, a place that was bombed mercilessly by U.S.-led forces trying to eradicate Daesh. Neighbour Danielle Burt describes the horrific scene. The Barhos arrived in September 2017 to a welcoming committee at the Halifax airport. They found their saviours 8,000 kilometres away in Nova Scotia, where the Hants East Assisting Refugees Team Society, or HEART, waited two years to privately sponsor the family and their six children to Canada. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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