12 July 2018

Syrian forces recapture Daraa, birthplace of Assad revolt

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July 12 (UPI) -- Syrian forces recaptured Daraa, the southwestern Syrian city where the revolt against President Bashar al- Assad 's regime was born in 2011, the government said Thursday. Assad's forces, along with Russian troops, entered the city after an agreement with rebels, who surrendered in exchange for amnesty or safe passage to other rebel-held areas. Under the terms of the deal, state-run media SANA news said the rebel groups agreed to hand over heavy and medium weapons. Those who [...]