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Tension eased in Syria's Daraa
Mood changed in southern city after local delegation meets President Assad.
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2011 21:09

Many protesters have died at the hands of security forces in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.

But tension there seems to have been significantly reduced after a local delegation met President Bashar al-Assad.

They say the president promised serious reforms, including to lift the emergency law.

Al Jazeera's Rula Amin has this exclusive report from Daraa, where a peaceful protest was held on Friday.

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