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As Syria's War Winds Down, Water Shortages Pose New Threat

(AFP) -- Seven years after civil war erupted, it appears Syria is beginning to emerge from a dark period of death and destruction. While some signs are pointing towards a slow recovery, there are fears that a crisis over water is looming and could set off conflicts in the future. The lands along the Euphrates River - long known as the Fertile Crescent -- have been hit by water shortages, drought, and poor crop yields.

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