Long recovery ahead in former Syria rebel enclave eastern Ghouta
Updated : March 13, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Hunkered near one of Syria's hottest front lines for seven years, the eastern Ghouta district of Ein Terma sustained more damage than most areas in the conflict. Its markets are now full and children throng the streets where shells were falling a year ago. But for the people who have returned to live there, the recovery is gradual. As the eighth anniversary of the civil war arrives this week, Ein Terma's battered streets attest to the long road ahead for Syria's war-smashed towns and cities.