Apocalyptic images reveal the shocking scale of devastation in Syria

The district of Khaldiyeh in the central Syrian city of Homs. Black smoke can be seen ascending during fighting between rebel forces and pro-government troops

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Syrian troops drove insurgents from central Homs on Monday, tightening their siege on remaining rebel bastions in the strategically important city, which links Damascus to the Mediterranean heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect. The fighting has devastated the city, leaving buildings in ruins.

 

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