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The Destruction of Daraa

An FSA Commander tells us that Assad killed peaceful protesters and started the Syrian civil war.

by VICE Staff
04 June 2014, 5:00am

In March of 2011, Syrian citizens began protesting oppressive government rule in the city of Daraa. Assad's government troops fired on the protesters, resulting in the beginning of the war in Syria.

Three years later, rebels are still in a deadlocked civil war with President Bashar al Assad and his sympathisers that continues to rip the country apart.

VICE went to Daraa to see where the revolution started, where it continues and where the loss to the people of Syria can be seen on every bombed-out street corner.

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