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BEIRUT | Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

BEIRUT — For the first time in more than seven years, the Syrian government raised its flag Thursday over Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad in 2011 and plunge the country into its calamitous civil war. The display is laden with symbolism as the government moves to stamp out the last … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

BEIRUT | Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces on Friday reached a vital border crossing with Jordan and raised the national flag for the first time in years, state media reported, reinstating sovereignty over a key region that potentially reopens the way for Syrian exports to Arab countries. State news agency SANA said the capture of the Naseeb … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan