Syrian govt initiates airstrikes, artillery & rocket attacks first time in Deraa

Families flee shelling near Daraa in Syria on Friday, Credits: Reuters

Syrian government has initiated air strikes, artillery and rocket attacks on opposition areas of the country’s southwest in Deraa for the first time. According to the reports, twenty people were killed in shelling and fighting in several areas of Daraa governorate. The United States has warned the Syrian government and Russia of serious repercussions of violations and demanded respect of de-escalation zone.

Meanwhile, United Nations has called on all parties to take all necessary measures to safeguard civilian lives.

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Source: Radio Pakistan