All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Homs’

Can Russian Presence Be Least of Evils in Opposition Stronghold?

Can Russian Presence Be Least of Evils in Opposition Stronghold?

Perspectives on the Russian soldiers in Al-Waer neighborhood, west of Homs, vary between welcoming them on the one hand, judging by their good treatment of residents compared to the regime’s soldiers and allied Shiite militants, and the absolute rejection of their presence on the other.

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Waer Residents Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Waer Residents Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The civilian population has been caught between the grim prospects of being displaced and uprooted, on the one hand, or remaining in a state of uncertainty, on the other, each of which is an infinitely difficult choice to make.

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A Real Estate Market Under Surveillance

A Real Estate Market Under Surveillance

The Syrian regime’s use of administrative and legislative powers to control people’s mobility and residency often goes unnoted in the media.

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Kidnappings on the Rise in Damascus

Kidnappings on the Rise in Damascus

Kidnappings are not new in Syria; when the peaceful protests that began in 2011 gave way to an …

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Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

(Al-Waʿer, Homs) Five months after the siege on al-Waʿer neighborhood in Homs was broken, as a result of …

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Teir Maalah, Village of Pain and Art

Teir Maalah, Village of Pain and Art

(Teir Maalah, Homs) Teir Maalah is a town situated on the Orontes river 7 km east of Homs, …

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Cooking Under Siege in Homs

Cooking Under Siege in Homs

  Homsi hamburgers, besieged sweets, tenacious pizza… This is how the people of Homs are referring to their …

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Homs in Yellow: “We would rather die on our feet”

Homs in Yellow: “We would rather die on our feet”

Yellow was the color chosen by the Nashitoun activist group to represent the “last sounding call from the …

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If Homs falls, everyone will fall: Protest signs from the capital of the revolution

If Homs falls, everyone will fall: Protest signs from the capital of the revolution

“If Homs falls, everyone will fall, everything will fall.” This message was first written on a sign by …

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