Press review 4th-11th April
Relative Calm in Parts of Syria is deceptive – 05/04/2014 – The New York Times
The change of atmosphere here in the Syrian capital is unmistakable. The boom of shelling no longer dominates the days and nights. Tensions over security are draining from the city like air from a balloon. Checkpoints remain ubiquitous but sentries are relaxed, even jocular, teasing strangers, “Any bombs” ?