Resignation and despair in cradle of Syrian revolt

March 13, 2015 3:07 PM

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Resignation and despair in cradle of Syrian revolt

The "Syrian Martyr's Cemetery" accepts victims from the city across the frontier where Syria's civil war first broke out four years ago, which no longer has a functioning graveyard of its own since its cemetery has become a battlefield.

"When battles rage, I just know there are many wounded who will be coming to Jordan and become martyrs," said Abdullah al-Zubi, a 32-year-old ex-farmer and now a graveyard volunteer.

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