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Residents Return to Syrian Flashpoint City as Truce Takes Hold

One week after deadly clashes broke out between Syrian regime forces and Kurdish fighters, residents of the city of Hasaka in northeastern Syria are returning to their homes amid a Russian-brokered truce. “We are really happy that nightmare is over,” said Samir Kermeti, a Hasaka resident who stayed in the nearby city of Qamishli during the fighting. Nearly all of Hasaka’s 150,000 residents fled to neighboring towns as Syrian bombers attacked Kurdish forces in the city last week. At one...

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