Middle East

Defense minister rallies troops in snowy Deraa

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on February 12, 2015 shows Syria's General Fahd Jassem al-Freij (R) shaking hands with a soldier as he visits a military unit at an undisclosed location in southern Syria. AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 13, 2015, on page 12.




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