Contrary to what many analysts have said, Russia and Iran are coming closer together in southern Syria, not farther apart.
The number of assassinations in Daraa have sharply increased over the last six months as the reconciliation process falters.
This week, Syria Direct will be launching its new podcast, Thawriyya. Produced by Syria Direct and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the podcast series follows the lives of five Syrian women activists.
ISIS fingerprints, regime mind: did the Assad regime coordinate with ISIS to attack the Central Committee of Daraa?
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.