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    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
    • Help From the Home Front: A Damascus Factory Where Tanks Get a New Lease on Life
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    Workers install a newly repaired engine into a tank.

    While war is raging in many regions of Syria, industrial plants which remain unscathed by the conflict in government-controlled areas are helping keep hope alive. One such factory, located in the Syrian capital Damascus, repairs tanks and other armored vehicles.

    In 2016, in a message to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar Assad compared the fight for Aleppo to the Battle of Stalingrad. Many Russian historians say that winning the Great Patriotic War, including the Battle of Stalingrad, would have been impossible without help from the home front. Supporting the analogy given by Assad, the Damascus factory functions as part of the Syrian home front, giving damaged tanks a new lease on life.

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    factory, tanks, armored vehicles, T-55, Syria, Damascus
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