Syrian army opens fire on people in Syria’s Daraa

2023-08-21 10:09:50 | Last Update : 2023-08-21 10:20:33

In 2011, protesters in the city of Daraa, where the Syrian civil war began, opened fire on demonstrators protesting against the Damascus regime. Demonstrators chanted slogans of ‘bring down the regime.’ There is no information about the dead or wounded in the incident after shots.

Syrian army opens fire on people in Syria’s Daraa

Army forces opened fire on a large group of anti-government demonstrators in the Nawa and Da'el districts of Daraa city in southwestern Syria.

A large group of demonstrators gathered in the Nawa district, chanting slogans like “Bring down the regime”. There was no information about the dead or wounded in the incident after shots were fired at the group shouting slogans.

On August 16, protests erupted in Daraa and Suwayda provinces, home to the Druze community, over the Damascus government's decision to raise fuel prices and worsen living conditions.

In the footage of the protests in Daraa, protesters were seen waving Free Syrian Army (FSA) flags.

CITY WHERE CIVIL WAR BEGAN

The Syrian city of Daraa is known as the place where the civil war that started in 2011 was ignited

Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives in the Syrian civil war and millions of people became refugees.

PROBLEM OF POVERTY

According to a United Nations (UN) report, 90 percent of people in war-torn Syria live below the poverty line.

In addition to this, more than half of the country's people also have problems accessing food.

Syrian President Bashar Assad announced that he had doubled the minimum wage in order to improve the living standards of those living in the country.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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