Bashar Al Assad

Syria protests spurred by economic misery stir memories of the 2011 anti-government uprising

Syria protests spurred by economic misery stir memories of the 2011 anti-government uprising

  • The protests have been centered in the government-controlled province of Sweida
  • The protests were initially driven by surging inflation and the war-torn country’s spiraling economy, but quickly shifted focus, with marchers calling for the fall of the Assad government
By AP ·