英语新闻:令人痛心的叙利亚战争

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历史潮流,浩浩汤汤,近日美国终于决定要对叙利亚实施打击,摧毁这个由来已久的残暴政权。叙利亚的人民早已泪流不已,血泪流尽,正义如此的姗姗来迟,总是快要来了。今天的常用英语口语学习我们来看看BBC报道的叙利亚战争新闻原文,学习其中的地道表达。

英语新闻:令人痛心的叙利亚战争

一、叙利亚战争发动

Another aerial bombardment struck the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday with over 200 air strikes launched upon the rebel-held city.

周五,叙利亚阿勒颇市遭空中轰炸,叛军控制的城市上空发动200多次空袭。

  • aerial /‘ɛrɪəl/ adj. 空中的

  • bombardment /bɑm’bɑrdmənt/ v. 轰炸

  • struck /strʌk/ v. 打击

  • Syrian /'si:riən/ n. 叙利亚人

  • Aleppo /ə’lepəu/ n. 阿勒颇

The Aleppo Media Center believes that at least 51 people, including many children, are currently trapped beneath rubble in different areas of the city.

阿勒颇新闻中心称,在阿勒颇不同地区目前至少有51人,包括许多儿童被困的废墟下。

  • trap /træp/ v. 困在

  • rubble /ˈrʌbəl/ n. 碎石

A spokesman for the AMC said, Civil defense crews are incapable of extracting them from underneath the rubble due to the intense air strikes on the city of Aleppo.

AMC发言人表示,民防组织的人员无法从废墟中救出他们,因为阿勒颇上空激烈的空袭。

  • civil /‘sɪvl/ adj. 公民的

  • defense /dɪ’fɛns/ n. 抵御

  • incapable /ɪn’kepəbl/ adj. 没有能力的

二、叙利亚战争更多细节

Several medical, monitoring and activist groups reported details of a chemical attack.

一些医疗机构、监测和活动组织报告了化学攻击的细节。

"Seventy people suffocated to death and hundreds are still suffocating," said Raed al-Saleh, head of the White Helmets. An earlier, now deleted tweet, put the number dead at more than 150.

“70人因窒息而死,数百人仍呼吸困难,”白盔部队负责人Raed al-Saleh说道。一个更早的,现已被删除的推文,给出的死亡数字超过150。

The pro-opposition Ghouta Media Center tweeted that more than 75 people had "suffocated", while a further 1,000 people had suffered the effects of the alleged attack.

亲反对派的古塔媒体中心在推特上说,有超过75人“无法呼吸”,另有1000人受到了所谓的袭击的影响。

It blamed a barrel bomb allegedly dropped by a helicopter which it said contained Sarin, a toxic nerve agent.

据称,一架直升机一直向下投掷桶装炸药,据称其中含有一种神经毒剂:沙林。

The Union of Medical Relief Organizations, a US-based charity that works with Syrian hospitals, told the BBC the Damascus Rural Specialty Hospital had confirmed 70 deaths.

与叙利亚医院合作的美国慈善机构“医疗救援组织”告诉BBC,大马士革农村专科医院已经确认了70例死亡。

关于叙利亚问题一直让人沉重又心痛,以战止战,虽战尤可。叙利亚战争给生活在现代文明时代的人们以很多的启示。虽然这可能会成为人类文明史上黑暗的一页,但我们要相信,黑暗终究会过去。

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