Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire

People take a selfie in front of a Christmas tree in the Qasaa district, Damascus, Syria December 14, 2018. Picture taken December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Christmas decorations are going up for the first time in years in a Damascus neighbourhood that was a frontline in Syria’s war until government forces wiped out the last rebel enclaves in the capital earlier this year. “Christmas preparations this year are more than excellent. There are no mortars anymore,” said Hanna […]

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