Stockholm: We are all Daraya!

A deal has been reached to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the Syrian town of Daraya after a long government siege.
Both sides said that the evacuation of the town, near the capital Damascus, will begin on Friday.
Government forces have encircled Daraya since 2012 and since then residents have faced near-constant bombardment and shortages of food, water and power.

Stockholm, August 25, Rally for #Syria: We demand that the civilian population in Syria will be protected and that they will get access to food, medicine and other supplies. Stop bombing in Syria and Break The Sieges!
Stockholm, August 25, Rally for Syria: We demand that the civilian population in Syria will be protected and that they will get access to food, medicine and other supplies. Stop bombing in Syria and Break The Sieges!

Yesterday on Sergels Torg in Stockholm our thoughts were with Daraya. We are all Daraya!

Syria Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town

A deal has been reached to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the Syrian town of Daraya after a long government siege.
Both sides said that the evacuation of the town, near the capital Damascus, will begin on Friday.
Government forces have encircled Daraya since 2012 and since then residents have faced near-constant bombardment and shortages of food, water and power.
Civilians only received their first supplies in four years in June.
Under the terms of the deal, 700 armed men will leave for the rebel-controlled city of Idlib while 4,000 civilians will move to government shelters, Syrian state media reported.
Daraya saw some of the first protests against the Syrian government, an uprising that transformed into a full-blown civil conflict.
The withdrawal of the rebels only a few miles from Damascus is a boost for President Bashar al-Assad, analysts say.
”We are being forced to leave, but our condition has deteriorated to the point of being unbearable,” Hussam Ayash, an activist in the town, told the Associated Press news agency.
”We withstood for four years but we couldn’t any longer.”

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