Middle East

Syria’s displaced begin returning home

This photo released Tuesday, July. 11, 2017 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrians holding pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad as they arrive from Jarablus, in Aleppo province, to their old neighborhood of al-Waer, in Homs, Syria. They left their homes to escape the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and now they are going back. Worn out by hardship and depravations of months of living in tents, about 150 Syrian families decided this week to return to the city of

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 15, 2017, on page 8.

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