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WorldSyria's future remains buried under millions of tons of rubble

12:51  11 march  2019
12:51  11 march  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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A NEW Syria is emerging from the rubble of war. Government departments are functioning. In areas that remained under Mr Assad’ s control, electricity and water supplies are more reliable than in much of the Middle East. Millions of Syrians who stayed behind have been maimed or traumatised.

Rescuers were frantically digging out people trapped under rubble , including the children buried beneath Nearly all residents of the capital remained outside even after the shaking had faded, fearful of Rescuers dig out people trapped beneath mounds of rubble after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Homs — Five years after the Syrian army liberated Homs, this city is still trapped. CBS News asked architect and author Marwa al-Sabouni if she has faith in the government to rebuild.

"No, the short answer in no," she said.

For the long answer, al-Sabouni walked 12 stories up a burnt out office building to see what's left of her studio.

"This is the floor where your studio was?" CBS News asked. "Yeah ... it's here," she said.

"So what we're looking at is what used to be your office ... turned into a sniper's den."

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Because of this bloody war, millions of Syrians have died, many left, and many are stuck in the As you said, there are many bodies buried under rubble . We could focus on saving hundreds of So, because of this, most bodies remain under rubble , and decompose over time. All in all, I think we

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Hundreds of bullet casings littered the floor, remnants of a three-year battle that destroyed an estimated 35,000 homes.

"At what point does the cloud of war disappear and you start to assign blame for all of this? Who do you blame?" CBS News asked.

"Personally, I have taken the decision not to blame anybody, because the scale of loss and the scale of atrocities makes it possible to blame everybody," she said.

It's estimated that more than half a million people have been killed in this war. Many Syrians have yet to see the full scale of loss. Traffic has jammed the Jordanian border as families who fled return to destruction.

From East Aleppo, where it could take six years just to clear the debris, to the tourist town of Palmyra.

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Palmyra is perhaps best known for its ancient ruins, but it also had a thriving new city. Before the war started, 80,000 people lived there. Only 35 families have returned today.

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So this remains a city of debris, nearly seven million tons worth Tools range from hook-and-line kits used to disarm I.E.D. s to armored heavy equipment that can help dispose of 500-pound bombs buried under Hanging in the balance is the future of Iraq, already a middle-income country and primed for

They are the rubble -strewn relics of a forgotten age of bustling prosperity: a mosque, a minaret, a hospital and a marketplace. And as these before and after pictures show, a heritage built over more than 5,000 years is being slowly buried under rubble .

Among them, Freda Mahmoud and her son who opened a small kebab stand two months ago.

"I hope everyone will come back," she said, "because there's something we say: 'Even in heaven, if there's no one around, you can't sleep.'"

"We lost community, and we lost this social cohesion," Marwa al-Sabouni.

She said rebuilding will be critical to reuniting Syria, but with an estimated $250 billion price tag and no commitment from the cash strapped Syrian government, stability and Syria's future remain buried under millions of tons of rubble.

Syria's future remains buried under millions of tons of rubble © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Marwa al-Sabouni shows Jonathan Vigliotti what's left of her former office.

No ISIS flags flying as far as the eye can see in eastern Syria.
Baghouz, Syria — President Trump on Wednesday showed off two maps of Syria, one from Election Day 2016, with ISIS-held territory marked in red. The other shows that just a spec of it remains. 

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