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Divided town of Deir Ezzour is a microcosm of Syria’s bitter conflict

Headline Title:  Divided Deir Ezzour is a microcosm of Syria’s bitter conflict 12 September 2013 By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International's Senior Crisis ResearcherA different version of this article has appeared on http://www.newstatesman.comAs the threat of military intervention looms over an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus, in a far flung corner of Syria the town of Deir Ezzour offers an insight into the suffering of ordinary Syrians. Once a thriving hub of Syria’s oil industry, today Deir Ezzour has become a bleak microcosm of the Syrian conflict. The town, on…

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