12 iulie 2018

Syrian, Russian soldiers enter Deraa, raise flag, after deal with rebels


Syria’s army entered rebel-held parts of Deraa city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country’s seven-year war. After securing Damascus in May , President Bashar al-Assad is determined to oust rebels from a key southern region bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights . A ceasefire announced last week stemmed nearly three weeks of regime bombardment on the southern province of Deraa , including the symbolic [...]