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Bombed into oblivion: The lost oasis of Damascus

Ghouta, the one-time oasis of Damascus, is being destroyed.

Every day brings with it news of renewed bombing, deadly chemical attacks and starved or crushed bodies, accompanied by desperate scenes of mass exodus.

  • Karen Pinto
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Located a mere seven miles from Bashar Al Assad’s palace, Ghouta is the last surviving rebel enclave close to Syria’s capital, where the Assad family’s dictatorial regime has ruled for 47 years.

Watt 4dThe Syrian revolution that began seven years ago has failed, and the death rattles out of Eastern Ghouta are among its tragic dying gasps.

But the political facts, while somber and…

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