Fall of Syrian town delivers strategic and symbolic prize to Assad

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Last week the regime returned to the town, ending eight years of resistance at the nation’s crossroads

Saraqeb, a small town of breezeblock concrete and olive groves in Syria’s northwest, was a quiet sort of place until an appetite for freedom began to stir across the country during the 2011 Arab spring.

It became an early and important centre of the revolution against Bashar al-Assad where art and freedom of expression flowered, the walls all over town painted with poetry, revolutionary slogans and messages to lost loved ones. The town’s 30,000 residents even held local elections in 2017.

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