In Damascus suburb, more security, but also more hardship

February 25, 2015 11:41 AM

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In Damascus suburb, more security, but also more hardship

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - This winter is more peaceful than last for the people of Jaramana, a Syrian town on the Damascus outskirts that has been spared rebel bombardment since the army drove insurgents from a nearby settlement last year.

But while the state has brought more security to Jaramana, a bastion of government support, its residents are experiencing new hardship. Winter is biting hard, and heating oil is hard to find. Wood and even furniture are being used to heat homes.

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