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Religious groups that have lived peacefully together for generations have been plunged into savage local conflicts, as The Sunday Telegraph discovered in villages deep inside Latakia Province.
By Ruth Sherlock, Beit Swelheh, Latakia province
8:30AM GMT 06 Jan 2013
Perched on a hillside amid the forests, streams and waterfalls of Syria’s Latakia province, the village of Beit Swelheh was once a place of harmony.
By day, Abo Mohamed al-Shokri, a Sunni resident of the village, would share lifts to work with his Alawite neighbours, and by night they would smoke shisha pipes together, sitting under starlit skies and listening to the call of the crickets.