On election eve, ruined Homs shows cost of Syria's war

By Reuters | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:23 PM

HOMS, Syria, June 2 (Reuters) - Less than a month after the last rebel fighters retreated from the centre of Homs, the sound of hammering echoes across its narrow, ancient streets as authorities rush to restore major landmarks.

No place is more symbolic of President Bashar al-Assad's military ascendancy in Syria's grinding, three-year conflict and the repair work carries a powerful message ahead of ...

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