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A Military Tactic or Collateral Damage?
Abdulkarim Ekzayez and Ammar Sabouni

out of their homes, especially in densely built-up areas. This military strategy has been extremely effective in regaining most opposition strongholds at the expense of civilian suffering and humanitarian catastrophe. Moreover, this strategy, especially the forced displacement part, could have serious long-term consequences, such as forced displacement and demographic engineering, that could be almost impossible to reverse in post-conflict Syria. Declarations All data used in this paper are publicly accessible. The authors declare that they have no

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

‘uninstitutionalized, uncodified habits of streetlevel trust in the production of civic order’ (Scott 1999: 280). Forms of mitigation allow for a possible equalising of civil/military relations. Rather than compliance, they signal social conflict and a rejection of militarisation and predation by state authorities. DIY everything As Tollens argues, it is due to the Congolese art of survival and their creative strategies that, in the midst of one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes since the Second World War, there has not been a declared famine (2004: 47). The home-made broom

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