Civil Unrest - Daraa, Syria

Police opened fire on protesters, killing 5 persons who were protesting corruption in the government and the lack of political freedoms. When thousands of persons came to Daraa to mourn the deaths of 2 of the deceased, police forces sealed off the city and fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Travellers to Syria and this region should be aware of the risk of escalation of civil unrest and avoid all demonstrations.

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