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Professor Gary R. Bunt

'The looting of Aleppo'

Diana Darke, Middle East Eye, The looting of Aleppo: ‘We’re living in medieval times’ opinion/analysis

"In Aleppo, a new poster hangs from buildings in “liberated” areas back under regime control, reading in grammatically incorrect Arabic: “Together it will come back more beautiful.” It is tellingly ambiguous about exactly who will bring Syria back more beautiful; an unsavoury mix of gangs and shabiha thugs calling themselves the “Tiger’s Men” are currently claiming that role." Social media and other tools are promoting these messages regarding rebuilding efforts.

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