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Arbin, Syria—A man waters herbs on his roof in this rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus, on March 3. It’s been six years since Syria’s civil war began—a conflict that started as a series of nonviolent protests but quickly morphed into an international crisis that’s killed hundreds of thousands and left much of the country in ruins. Recently, Amnesty International reported that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad hung thousands of people after a series of quick sham trials. Assad has long said his soldiers treat detainees lawfully, but the report offered more evidence of mass killings by the regime.
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City of Hamburg Sells Refugee Houses on eBay

Prices started at $1,140 for the wooden structures, formerly used to house refugees, measuring a total of 301 square feet. The authorities advertised that the buildings could be used as a workshop, guesthouse, or even a yoga studio.