'Their blankets are the sky': Syrian civilians flee Daraa

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As a sustained assault by government forces sparks a panic-stricken exodus from the southern city, families are being reduced to sleeping in the street

Just a kilometre from the Jordanian border, Om Suleiman and her children are sleeping in a small shed they share with five other Syrian families. About 20 people are crowded into this hot, insect-ridden space, and Suleiman worries about the scorpions that come at night.

Just days ago, she and her children rushed from their home in Tareeq al-Sad, a rebel-held neighbourhood in Daraa. “We escaped at night, terrified and barefooted,” she says.

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