Conflict & Justice

Syrian-American from New Jersey Returns Home to Support Bashar al-Assad

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Children play in front of damaged buildings in the Arabeen neigbourhood of Damascus July 21, 2013. Picture taken July 21, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abdullah (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX11UT8

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A Syrian-American from New Jersey up and moved to Damascus to help defend the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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The World's Carol Hills speaks with The New York Times Reporter Anne Barnard about the Rafiq Lotof's return.

She recently profiled the expat for the paper, walking through the streets of Damascus with him.