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Cauldron in Syria’s southwest traps thousands

With closed borders behind them and a Syrian government offensive out front, the inhabitants of the last rebel stronghold in southwestern Syria are now trapped in a fast-developing humanitarian catastrophe. With the fighting centering on the city of Daraa, where the anti-government rebellion first broke out back in 2012, this strategic pocket of opposition territory […]

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