Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on ruins of Roman temple
Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on ruins of Roman temple

Abdelaziz al-Hassan did not want to live in an overcrowded camp after fleeing war in northwestern Syria, so instead his family pitched a tent in the ruins of a Roman temple.He, his wife and three children are among almost one million Syrians who fled their homes last winter during a Russia-backed offensive on Syria’s last rebel stronghold of Idlib.In the UNESCO-listed site of Baqirha, near the Turkish border, they are now among dozens of Syrians uprooted by war who have settled among centuries-old Roman and Byzantine ruins.Hassan and his family have set up a tunnel-shaped tent between the thre…

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