Middle East

Glitzy mall sparks anger from Assad backers

Syrians sit in the newly build Tartus Mall worth some 50 million dollars in Tartus, a pro-regime and Alawite minority sect stronghold to which Syria's President Bashar al-Assad belongs in Damascus on October 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 17, 2014, on page 12.




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