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Laith al-Khatib
The number of pro-uprising civil and media activists has decreased in areas of the Damascus countryside not under the control of the Syrian...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Syrians displaced from regions witnessing fierce battles in Damascus’ countryside are waiting desperately to be able to return home. This leads them...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Many workers in Damascus and its countryside continue to work in the industrial zones surrounding the capital even though the war has hit their...
Friday, March 28, 2014
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Thousands of militants in the Damascus countryside have been granted amnesty. But most of them have retained their weapons, and some are now even...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Laith al-Khatib
In the conflict-ridden Damascus countryside, a practice known in colloquial Syrian Arabic as “taafish” is flourishing. Taafish, in Damascus slang, or...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Tarek Abd al-Hayy
For the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, defectors have managed to secure a strong presence in several towns in the Damascene...
Friday, January 27, 2012
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