Photo Gallery: The Tide Turns in Syria
01/03/2013
SPIEGEL reporter Christoph Reuters has traveled to Syria eight times since June...
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SPIEGEL reporter Christoph Reuters has traveled to Syria eight times since June 2011 to cover the uprising that began there a few months earlier. "Syria is a devastated country today. ... The cities have turned into battlefields," he writes. "Nevertheless, after months of static conflict ... the balance has suddenly shifted. Military camps, airports and cities are falling to the rebels, while demoralized and hungry Syrian army units are simply giving up."