Rebellions on the road to Damascus

Source: Dawn.com

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The loss of fear was instrumental in precipitating the rebellions that have stirred the Arab world — but not, at least thus far, substantially changed it.

Syria has lately been the primary focus of attention, with regular reports of violence — and fatalities — pouring in from various parts of the country, amid half-hearted steps towards the possibility of peaceful reform. Some of the deadliest confrontations have occurred in Hama, which nearly 30 years ago became a byword for ruthless repression when Hafez Al Assad’s regime massacred up to 20,000 Syrians, purportedly to put down an Islamist rebellion.

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