Middle East | Cauldron in Syria’s southwest traps thousands

Cauldron in Syria’s southwest traps thousands

More than 81,000 people have been displaced by fighting near Daraa, the last rebel enclave; but conditions in unofficial refugee camps near the Jordanian border are now desperate; Jordan needs urgent support if there is no peace deal, analysts say

June 29, 2018 12:50 PM (UTC+8)
A man carries a child rescued from rubble after Syrian regime and Russian air strikes in the rebel-held town of Nawa, 30km north of Daraa in southern Syria on June 26. Syria's army launched an assault on Daraa on Tuesday, after a week of bombardment on the nearby countryside caused mass displacement. Photo: AFP/ Ahmad al-Msalam
A man carries a child rescued from rubble after Syrian regime and Russian air strikes in the rebel-held town of Nawa, 30km north of Daraa in southern Syria on June 26. Syria's army launched an assault on Daraa on Tuesday, after a week of bombardment on the nearby countryside caused mass displacement. Photo: AFP/ Ahmad al-Msalam
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