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Just as Leen Arbid entered the front gate of the Damascus Opera House, a potent symbol of the Assad family's decades-long authoritarian rule over Syria, she heard a deafening bang.Mortar attacks have become daily occurrence in the Syrian capital of some 2 million, often killing more people than this attack. But the strike last month against the opera house resonated much more loudly through the Damascus community. The sprawling complex includes a large opera hall, two smaller theaters and acting, singing and ballet schools, offering classical concerts and works by Arab playwrights.Amid the conflict, international performers stopped coming to the opera house. Many musicians and actors joined some 2.5 million Syrians who fled the country. Last week, mortar shells slammed into a school in central Damascus, killing more than 14 people, including children, and wounding 85 others in one of the deadliest mortar attacks on the capital since the conflict began in 2011 .
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