Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes in the southwestern Daraa province on Monday, for the first time since last year’s deal between the U.S. and Russia making it a “de-escalation” zone.
The airstrikes targeted Busr al-Harir, Hrak, al-Gharaiya al-Gharbiya and al-Sowara in Daraa’s eastern countryside.
Local sources said 20 civilians were injured in the attacks, including children.
In July, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to declare Daraa a “de-escalation zone”.
Syria has been locked in a devastating conflict since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.
According to U.N. officials, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict to date.
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