Inside the Assi River Basin Villages

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Photo Blog by: Haytham Al-Moussawi

The villages that dot both the Syrian and Lebanese sides of the Assi (Orontes) River Basin have found themselves steeped in the Syrian conflict, divided between supporters of the regime and the opposition.

On the Syrian side, the villages’ populations are diverse, but many are dominated by Lebanese residents, about 30,000. On the Lebanese side, towns like Hermel find themselves isolated from their livelihoods, which thrived in the markets of the Syrian city of Homs.

Though the border once seemed porous, the ideological splits are becoming entrenched from village to village.

(Photo: Haytham Al-Moussawi)
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Comments

Superb, too bad there is no comments on the pictures.

nice pictures ya haytham
wajdi kanaan

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