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Syria’s Afrin: a plundered settlement one year on

One year on, Turkey’s annexation of Kurdish land in northern Syria has created a safe haven for tens of thousands of defeated rebels and their families, replacing about half the local population. Many of Afrin’s former residents live in the squalid Shahba camp near Aleppo, their houses commandeered by newcomers bussed in from Eastern Ghouta […]