Syrian government forces and their Russian allies have raised the national flag over Deraa province’s capital, which has been held by rebels for years. It is a highly symbolic moment in the more-than-seven-year Syrian war. Major protests against President Bashar al-Assad first erupted in Deraa in 2011 and were widely seen as heralding the start of the conflict. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Zhodr reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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