Bashil el-Ahmad stands next to her garden with the mountains behind her marking the Syrian border.  


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A decade after protesters took to the streets to oppose the Assad family’s rule, President Bashar al-Assad has retaken control of most of the country. But that doesn’t make it any easier to return.

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Bashil el-Ahmad stands next to her garden with the mountains behind her marking the Syrian border.  

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