Monday, 23 July, 2018

Syrian government raises flag in Deraa, birthplace of revolt

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A Syrian army soldier stands next to a Syrian flag in Umm al-Mayazen, in the countryside of Deraa, Syria, July 10, 2018.

Syria's army entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

This was part of a deal between the government and the rebels in the towns of Samlin, Kafar Shams, Kafar Nasej and Akraba, the report said.

The flagpole was erected by cranes near the mosque where non-violent anti-government protests began in 2011.

Much of the southern province of Daraa had been quiet since Friday, when a cease-fire deal between rebels and the Russian-backed regime ended a almost three-week government assault.

"Eight regime and opposition fighters who recently reconciled were killed in a suicide auto bomb attack targeting a military position in Zaizun", said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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A rebel official told Reuters negotiations were proceeding smoothly, with the Russians so far abiding by the terms of a deal that includes weapons handovers, evacuation of rebels opposed to the agreement and return of state sovereignty.

Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold, is included in a "de-escalation" agreement negotiated by Russian Federation and Iran, which support the government, and Turkey, which backs the opposition and has deployed a dozen observation points in the province.

However, rebel sources told pro-opposition news agency SMART earlier this week that Russian Federation had warned rebel leaders not to go to northern Idlib province, saying it would be targeted next.

Rebels quickly sought to negotiate with Assad's Russian sponsors after the U.S., which for years had backed the southern rebels, said it would not intervene militarily to protect them. The talks were expected to resume on Thursday.

Many want to leave due to fear of how the government will treat them.

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