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Devastated by 20 months of combat between regime forces and rebel fighters, the haunting ruins of the Old City of Homs serve as inspiration for some Syrian artists.When the uprising transformed into a war after a government crackdown, the army seized virtually all of Homs except its Old City, which remained a rebel bastion from December 2012 until May 2014 .Said's film is set in the last three months of the siege.Said, who won the best Arab film award at the 2015 edition of the Cairo International Film Festival, spent 100 days with his crew filming in the ruins, with only soldiers for company.Syria's army has been accused of most of the destruction of Homs, in a bid to root out the rebels who were entrenched inside.More than 260,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which has also displaced more than half the country's population.
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