Posters eulogising members of the city's large Alawite community killed in the civil war plaster a wall in Tartous, Syria. President Bashar Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Islam's Shiite branch, dominates his regime. Tartous' Alawites are fanatically loyal to Assad.
Posters eulogising members of the city's large Alawite community killed in the civil war plaster a wall in Tartous, Syria. President Bashar Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Islam's Shiite branch, dominates his regime. Tartous' Alawites are fanatically loyal to Assad. MCT
Posters eulogising members of the city's large Alawite community killed in the civil war plaster a wall in Tartous, Syria. President Bashar Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Islam's Shiite branch, dominates his regime. Tartous' Alawites are fanatically loyal to Assad. MCT

In Syrian war, evidence of carnage abuts remnants of normal life

January 17, 2014 4:41 PM