Middle East

German fever increasingly gripping war-weary Syrians in Damascus

A Syrian woman looks at backpacks and suitcases for sale at a market in Damascus on September 22, 2015. When customers ask which of the backpacks displayed in the Souk al-Khija market is the sturdiest, the Damascene shopkeeper knows they are planning to take to the sea to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 28, 2015, on page 5.




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