Fighting escalates in Syria's Deraa

Deraa province is considered the starting point of the Syrian civil war. It largely escaped the devastation seen elsewhere for the past six years - until fighting escalated in the past four months.

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    Deraa province is considered the starting point of the Syrian civil war.

    It was where 15 children were imprisoned for scrawling anti-government graffiti, leading to a brutal government crackdown on demonstrations.

    It largely escaped the devastation seen elsewhere for the past six years - until fighting escalated in the past four months.

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Gaziantep in Turkey, near the Syrian border.


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