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Syrian Army Enters Daraa, Birthplace of Uprising Against Assad a Decade Ago

HeadlineSep 10, 2021

The Syrian army entered the southern, rebel-held city of Daraa Wednesday for the first time in over a decade amid a fragile Russian-brokered truce. Daraa was the birthplace of the uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in 2011. Human Rights Watch said civilians in the area are facing dire shortages of food, medicine, power and other basic necessities amid a recent escalation in attacks by Syrian government forces and their allies. Meanwhile, the Syrian Civil Defense says at least five civilians were killed in government shelling attacks in Idlib province earlier this week.

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