Syria Army to quit protest town on Thursday: General
Dara’a: Syrian troops which have kept a lockdown on the town of Daraa south of Damascus since April 25 after it became a focus of anti-regime protests are to pull back on Thursday, General Riad Haddad said.
"The Army has completed its mission in Daraa and is to begin withdrawing its troops in the next few hours," said the general, who is director of the military`s political department.
"This will be done in phases and life will return to normal in this town," he added.
Separately, a rights activist said Syrian troops arrested more than 300 people in the town of Saqba just outside Damascus on Thursday as they pressed an iron fisted crackdown on seven weeks of unprecedented protests.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion over Congress using affidavits to secure MLA's
- Panel discussion over Congress using affidavits to secure MLA's Part II
- Panel discussion over Congress using affidavits to secure MLA's Part IV
- Panel discussion over Congress using affidavits to secure MLA's Part III
- Not hosting Modi government event: Amitabh Bachchan
- Foxconn factory goes 'techno'; replaces workers with 60,000 robots!
- BJP comes out in defence of Amitabh's association with second anniversary programme
- Army troops, insurgents exchange gunfire along Manipur-Myanmar border
- Telangana TS EAMCET Results 2016: Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) results to be declared today on May 26 (Thursday) on www.tseamcet.in at 11 AM
- World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus