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From Rankous

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

Just stop what you’re doing and read this from an incredibly brave Economist reporter in a village next to Zabadani.

A report from Rankous – The Economist

THE houses in the western half of Rankous, a small town north of Damascus, reek of acrid smoke. A burned shoe lies on the floor while fans droop from the ceilings like dead flowers. The living rooms are the most haunting: the televisions that were once a centrepiece of family life are crumpled and withered, a testament to the heat of fire. Walls have gaping wounds in them; some have been demolished entirely. The top floor of one house has collapsed.

 Read the full story here. And then look at the photo gallery.

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