In war-torn Syria, a garden grows… for North Korea founder

Young women hold a North-Korean flag during a ceremony to name a park in Damascus, Syria after Kim Il-sung, the late founder and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on August 31, 2015Syria’s embattled government, facing a four-year war that is encroaching on the capital, on Monday inaugurated a park in Damascus to honour North Korea’s founding father Kim Il-Sung. The opening ceremony, which came as Islamic State group militants battled rebels in a district in southern Damascus, was attended by deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Moqdad. “For this reason, he deserves to be honoured in Syria,” Moqdad said.

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