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# daraa - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict Refugees This post contains images

Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict

He is one of the 2.5 million who have fled the country.

# daraa - Saturday 10 November, 2012

NGO: Two blasts kill and injure dozens in Syria

Meanwhile, Kurds say they have taken control of towns in the northeast.

# daraa - Friday 26 October, 2012

Syria: 61 reported killed as truce collapses in several areas

The tenuous truce reportedly collapsed in several regions – giving an early evening death toll of 61 dead, including civilians, soldiers and rebels.

# daraa - Monday 20 August, 2012

Syria: Shelling continues as Eid is celebrated

As Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated in Syria, Aleppo and Daraa were being shelled, according to latest reports. Meanwhile, the last UN monitors are leaving the country.

# daraa - Saturday 14 July, 2012

UN lays blame for latest massacre on Syrian regime

More people have died in further violence a day after a massacre in the village of Treimsa left at least 118 people dead.

# daraa - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from the observers now in the country.

# daraa - Friday 16 December, 2011

More deaths in Syria as resolution condemning violence put to UN

Russia began circulating a draft Security Council resolution it said was designed to resolve the conflict in Syria.

# daraa - Monday 12 December, 2011

Syrian troops and army defectors clash as elections underway

Municipal elections are underway across the country but turnout is expected to be low as anti-government opposition called for a boycott of the poll.

# daraa - Friday 9 December, 2011

Children among the dead as violence escalates in Syria

Two boys, ages 10 and 12, were hit by stray bullets near government checkpoints in the city of Homs, according to anti-government protesters.

# daraa - Friday 15 July, 2011

Syrian forces open fire on protesters, killing 14

Today’s rallies appear to be the largest and most widespread since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March.

# daraa - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Two dead and several injured after Syria sends tanks and troops to quell protests

Human rights groups now say that more than 1,000 people have been killed in the two-month long crackdown on protests by Bashar Assad’s government troops.

# daraa - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Tanks and troops enter Syrian coastal town as crackdown continues

Baniyas has been the scene of demonstrations calling for regime change for weeks.

# daraa - Friday 6 May, 2011

Witnesses say 30 people killed as Syrians protest in 'day of defiance'

The UN is sending a team into Syria to investigate the circumstances surrounding the apparent crushing of the uprising and the European Union is expected to place sanctions on Syrian officials next week.

# daraa - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Syrian troops begin withdrawal from besieged Daraa

Troops are beginning a “gradual withdrawal” 11 days after the embattled president unleashed tanks and snipers to crush dissent in the city.

# daraa - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Syrian troops shell besieged city of Daraa as residents remain defiant

Daraa has been without water, fuel or electricity since Monday when the regime sent in troops backed by tanks and snipers to crush protests seeking an end to President Bashar Assad’s rule.

# daraa - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Army reinforcements arrive in Syrian city after 'day of rage' crackdown

Dozens of people were killed in Syria in yesterday’s government crackdown on continuing protests.

# daraa - Friday 29 April, 2011

Syrian rights group says 42 killed in vicious fighting nationwide

An attempt by protesters today to break an army blockade on the southern Syrian city of Daraa has led to bloody scenes, and a local rights group has said that at least 42 people have been killed in fighting across the country.

# daraa - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

More gunfire, arrests reported in Syrian crackdown

Following a brutal government crackdown on the popular revolt against President Bashar Assad, Syrians braved sniper fire today to retrieve the bullet-riddled bodies of the dead. At least 120 people have been killed over the weekend alone.