Fighting Shortages, Syrian Civilians Take Reins in Rebel Areas

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from The New York Times
Published on 28 Feb 2013 View Original

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Published: February 28, 2013

TILALYAN, Syria — Bundled in a thick overcoat against the frosty afternoon, Mohamed Moussa watched with concern as the town baker worked by flashlight to repair the conveyor belt on his aging oven, the town’s principal food source.

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