News Breaking the fast among the rubble: A sorrowful Ramadan for families in Syria

DAMASCUS: Families in northwestern Syria are celebrating Ramadan in bomb-ravaged houses against the backdrop of a dire economic crisis, surging rents, and the ongoing 13-year civil war.

During the holy month, Muslims traditionally go without food or drink from dawn to dusk, then break their daily fast with iftar, a meal after sunset. But the challenges faced by people in Syria grow by the year.

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