Largely unnoticed, Maarat Numan, Syria, fends off a regime

The city near the Turkish border has been in a standoff with President Bashar Assad’s forces for months. It keeps fighting, and keeps digging graves.

The first shot, apparently fired by a government sniper, scattered children who had gathered near a forlorn pair of rusted amusement park rides.

from By Los Angeles Times Staff

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-standoff-20120223,0,712830.story?track=rss

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