2 Jul 2018

Syrian government forces bombard rebel fighters in Deraa

In Syria, fighting has produced one of the biggest movements of people in recent times. Government forces have been waging a renewed assault against rebel fighters in the country’s south west. Since mid-June, towns in and around the province of Deraa have come under constant bombardment from regime forces,backed by President Assad’s Russian and Iranian allies. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, Tens of thousands have fled the area, becoming stranded at the borders of Jordan and Israel, but neither country will let them cross into their territory.