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Ancient monuments provided a focus for nationalist pride

By Robin Yassin-Kassab  /  The Guardian

The land under Syrian feet is dissolving. The latest destruction symbolizes a total rupture with the country’s past and presumed future. A people who dared to demand freedom received annihilation instead.

Robin Yassin-Kassab is the author of The Road from Damascus, a novel.

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