Can the reconciliation agreements survive Daraa's brewing insurgency and the government's heavy-handed tactics to crush it?
Anger and confusion erupt over the Syrian government’s decision to ration bread through the smart card
In recent months, the smart card system has been expanded to include a wider range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and sugar.
Mutual kidnapping campaigns between Daraa and Suwayda province have spiraled into retaliation and revenge, further fueling sectarian strife between the two provinces.
Daraa has not experienced violence on this scale since the signing of the so-called settlement agreement between the Syrian government and armed groups in July 2018
On February 1, the Syrian government launched its initiative to expand the “smart card” system to include subsidized prices for rationed quantities of tea, rice, and sugar.
With the arrival of the corpse to the graveyard in the old city of Daraa al-Balad in southern Syria, the wails of mourners quickly rose to a crescendo.
On January 12, the value of the Syrian pound plunged past the symbolic 1,000 mark, trading at SYP 1,020 to the dollar on the black market.
A year and a half after "reconciliation" agreements were signed, Damascus is going after Syrians' assets more than ever.
Russia represents an exceptional case in its unwavering support for the crimes of Bashar al-Assad against his people throughout the revolution and seems to have a different understanding and vision of the political settlement in Syria.
On September 7, two men from Daraa province were arrested while receiving medical treatment, increasing Daraa’s residents’ mistrust of Damascus.