The Destruction of Damascus - Spiegel.de
It's still possible to have a coffee at a cafe in the old town of Damascus. But the outskirts of the Syrian capital are embattled, with troops loyal to President Bashar Assad trying to get the upper hand on rebel groups. Here, a destroyed residential street in the neighborhood of Haresta in Damascus.
Syria In Ruins - Yahoo.com
The revolt started as a peaceful protest movement against more than four decades of rule by President Bashar al-Assad and his family, but turned into an armed rebellion after a government crackdown. According to the United Nations, more than 700,000 people have fled.
The international peace envoy for Syria said the situation in the country was deteriorating sharply but a solution was still possible under the terms of a peace plan agreed in Geneva in June. This conflict has killed at least 44,000 people since the start of an uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
When will they ever learn?
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