Syrian war makes a ghost town of Salma

A small town once hummed with the life of 10,000 people. Now its empty buildings lie ruined while tanks lob shells.

    Life in the small, northwest Syrian town of Salma has become hell, says one paediatrician who decided to stick around.

    Where 10,000 people once lived tucked into the hills of the Idlib governorate, now only a few remain.

    The Syrian army has stationed tanks above even unimportant Salma, and their shelling is unpredictable and deadly.

    Civilians and rebels mix in the town's shattered streets, where life goes on as best it can.

    Al Jazeera's Sue Turton filed this exclusive report from Salma.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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