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Inside the Syrian Conflict With Jonathan Littell

Homs is one of those places that, like Aleppo and Kandahar and Mosul, has become a byword for suffering. For years it appeared on the nightly news with images of corpses, rubble, wailing widows and intrepid reporters ducking as a shell lands close by. In my childhood, Beirut and later Sarajevo were similar shorthand for misery, along with Belfast during the Troubles. In Syrian Notebooks, Jonathan Littell takes us inside Homs for a ┬ácouple of weeks in 2012, early in the Syrian uprising. He gives us a glimpse of the… Read More