Recent data published by a U.N.-sponsored report unveiled the devastating scale of the damage incurred by the Syrian economy and infrastructure as the revolution entered its third year last March. The human toll of the conflict, already inexcusable in the sheer horrific number of those dead and wounded, is a reminder to us Syrians that our survival and the survival of the Syrian state serve as the ultimate defeat to an Iranian auxiliary regime that is systematically attempting to eradicate and demographically reshape large swathes of the country.
Accordingly, we must begin now in earnest to develop a reconstruction plan even in the midst of the fighting.
Scorched earth policy
We must begin now in earnest to develop a reconstruction plan even in the midst of the fightingMoataz al-Khayatt