Kebabs are back on the menu, as a sense of normalcy returns to the formerly besieged city of Deir ez-Zor, Tuesday, after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) lifted a three-year-long siege by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) of the government-held enclave.
Despite the high costs of meat during the three-year siege, kebab shop owners are able to hone their craft once more.
«The... Еще meat during the past period, the siege, was expensive, we closed our shop and did not work,» said one kebab shop owner as he served his customers. «Now, the meat (price) went down a bit, and -thank God- we came back to work again and we've made some profits,» he added.
Using a cleaver to chop the meat instead of automated machines, the shop owner shared an anecdote from life under IS, saying that «this is the cleaver we chop the meat with, the terrorists used it to chop people's heads.»
«We suffered a lot,» the shop owner went on to say about life under IS, before he added, «We reopened (the shop) and we came back to work, and we will carry on the work, and we shall go on making kebab and feed the people.»
Deir ez-Zor, which is situated southeast of IS' former stronghold of Raqqa, had been under siege by IS since 2014.
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