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Inside Syria: There’s no place like Homs | GlobalPost

KUREEN, Syria — Sa’id Agini can’t remember a time without bombing and gunfire. He just turned 4.

Until two weeks ago, his family lived in the besieged city of Homs in western Syria. Here, in their new home further north in Kureen, this animated boy speeds around on his toy car, offering “tea” to guests from a plastic cup and teapot.

Having witnessed more bloodshed and destruction in his short life than most will in a lifetime, he speaks offhandedly about bombs, tanks and death. In the distance, gunfire breaks through the hum of helicopter blades.

“Why doesn’t that helicopter ever stop shooting?” he complains to his guests, as if talking about the weather. “We need an RPG. Would someone just shoot that thing?”

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