Can Syria’s Cultural Heritage Be Fulcrum For Ending Civil War? – OpEd

10 Feb 2015 4:15 PM | Anonymous

Can Syria’s Cultural Heritage Be Fulcrum For Ending Civil War? – OpEd 

 

By Franklin Lamb  

 

For visitors to Syria these days, certainly this one, it’s almost become a cliche to shake ones head and mumble, “this is not your normal civil war.” Meaning that in spite of the dangerous environment for families and enormous sacrifices being paid daily, the Syrian people go about their lives with amazing resilience.

Yesterday, 2/5/15, was the latest example. Rebel mortars started raining on downtown at 7 a.m. after a rebel commander Zahran Alloush of the “Islam Army” tweeted that his forces would keep firing mortars and rockets “until the capital is cleansed.” An estimated nine people were killed, and dozens wounded in downtown Damascus from roughly 60 rebel mortars. By the end of the day more than seventy, most of them rebel forces, died as the Syrian army and rebel fighters trading salvos of rockets and mortar bombs. 

http://www.eurasiareview.com/10022015-can-syrias-cultural-heritage-fulcrum-ending-civil-war-oped/
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