A boy awaits departure during the release of a group of Syrian families in Hasakeh governorate. The diversion of resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seem to bode poorly for an end to the misery for Syria’s 23 million people. Photo: AFP A boy awaits departure during the release of a group of Syrian families in Hasakeh governorate. The diversion of resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seem to bode poorly for an end to the misery for Syria’s 23 million people. Photo: AFP
A boy awaits departure during the release of a group of Syrian families in Hasakeh governorate. The diversion of resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seem to bode poorly for an end to the misery for Syria’s 23 million people. Photo: AFP
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Opportunity for hope after decade of agony for war-torn Syria

  • It has been 10 years since the start of the popular uprising against the Assad regime that quickly evolved into a civil war. The cost of the conflict has been appalling but now a fragile ceasefire may be a chance for a countrywide truce and a push to lasting peace

A boy awaits departure during the release of a group of Syrian families in Hasakeh governorate. The diversion of resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seem to bode poorly for an end to the misery for Syria’s 23 million people. Photo: AFP A boy awaits departure during the release of a group of Syrian families in Hasakeh governorate. The diversion of resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seem to bode poorly for an end to the misery for Syria’s 23 million people. Photo: AFP
A boy awaits departure during the release of a group of Syrian families in Hasakeh governorate. The diversion of resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic would seem to bode poorly for an end to the misery for Syria’s 23 million people. Photo: AFP
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