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A Day In Life Assad’s Syria

On an icy January evening in eastern Aleppo, a grotesque scene of destruction, five men are standing around a fire in a battered oil drum in a butcher’s shop. Via: spiegel.de Their trousers are dirty and their faces are covered with soot. There has been no running water for a long time. Every evening, the men come here to warm up, ...

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13,000 secretly hanged in Syrian jail, says Amnesty

As many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in one of Syria’s most infamous prisons in the first five years of the country’s civil war as part of an extermination policy ordered by the highest levels of the Syrian government, according to Amnesty International.  Via: Theguardian.com Many thousands more people held in Saydnaya prison died through torture ...

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Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims

In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, a change is taking place. For the first time since the conflict broke out, people are starting to return. Via: theguardian.com But the people settling in are not the same as those who fled during the past six years. The new arrivals have a different ...

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At least 45 killed in blasts near Shiite mosque in Damascus

The bombings come as members of the Syrian government and the opposition gather in Geneva for peace talks. The blasts went off in the Damascus suburb of Sayyda Zeinab, about 600 meters (yards) from one of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims. State news agency SANA said 40 people were wounded in a vehicle bomb attack and two suicide bombings, ...

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