July 12, 2018 / 2:23 PM / 2 months ago

Syrian army raises national flag in birthplace of uprising against Assad's rule

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army on Thursday entered the rebel part of the southern city of Deraa and raised the national flag over the birthplace of the revolt that spawned the seven-year civil war, state television said.

State television said the army hoisted the flag near the post office, the only government building in the portion of the city that had been in rebel hands since the early days of the uprising that began in 2011.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Gareth Jones

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