“The authorities would have us believe this is urban planning when we are in the middle of a war” — France 24 International News
Journalist Sarra Grira alerts us to the latest turn of events in the ongoing Syrian crisis. The government of Bashar al-Assad has begun selective implementation of Law Number 66. While the law’s official goal is demolition of buildings built in southern Damascus without state approval, for purposes of better urban policy/form. Ms. Grira wonders "Is it just a coincidence that the pro-rebellion suburbs are the first ones being targeted?".