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Syrians set to vote amid backdrop of violence

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Syrians set to vote amid backdrop of violence


Voter turnout in the upcoming Syrian presidential elections on June 3 could be affected by ongoing fighting in several regions across the country.

Unverified video footage shows residents of Idlib leaving the city following what’s reported to have been warnings of imminent bombings.

This comes just a day after a car bomb attack in the village of Maarat al-Numaan reportedly left dozens dead.

The Free Syrian Army has condemned the Damascus government for going ahead with the elections next week despite what it describes as “death and crime being repeated across the country.”

The government of President Bashar al-Assad has said the vote will take place as planned and won’t be affected by what it describes as terrorist activity.

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