They started three hours ago. The bulldozers are bringing down shops and houses. The inhabitants are in the streets.
A woman who lives in Damascus • Describing the scene from outside of her high-rise building, in which bulldozers owned by the Syrian army have reportedly started razing buildings in the Tawahin district, an area described by activists as being hostile to Assad. The activists describe the action as collective punishment. The reports by local residents and activists could not be independently verified by reporters, but nonetheless, if that’s actually the case, that’s a whole different kind of messed-up.