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Looking out over Syria—where no lights shine

Aleppo is not the end

By Jay Elwes  

Standing on the border between Lebanon and Israel there were two very deep, very big booms. One low pulse, and then another, like two points of thunder. I asked an Israeli soldier what he thought it could be. He shrugged.

Thirty miles east we crossed the Jordan river and entered the Golan Heights, a mountainous area that Israel took from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day war. The land on either side of the road up to the Golan was scrub.…

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