Syrians return to the rubble of Homs, where rebels withdrew after a two-year siege

June 20, 2014 6:06 AM

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Syrians return to the rubble of Homs, where rebels withdrew after a two-year siege

HOMS, Syria – Syrians have begun trudging back into the Old City of Homs, where they dig among the ruins for the remains of lives shattered by heavy fighting and a grinding two-year siege that finally forced rebels to withdraw last month.

On one street a Syrian man strapped a red chair to his bicycle and pedaled around piles of rubble beneath buildings hollowed out by months of shelling. On another, two children in tattered clothes dragged on cigarettes as they hauled away scrap metal.

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