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Assad forces strike Daraa for 1st time since truce
Assad forces strike Daraa for 1st time since truce

Some 20 civilians were injured in attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes in the southwestern Daraa province on Monday, for the first time since last year’s deal between the U.S. and Russia making it a “de-escalation” zone. 

The airstrikes targeted Busr al-Harir, Hrak, al-Gharaiya al-Gharbiya and al-Sowara in Daraa’s eastern countryside. 

Local sources said 20 civilians were injured in the attacks, including children. 

In July, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to declare Daraa a “de-escalation zone”. 

Syria has been locked in a devastating conflict since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators with unexpected ferocity. 

According to UN officials, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict to date. 

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