Residents and opposition fighters say Syrian army backed by Russian warplanes engaged in fierce fighting with rebels close to the border with Jordan.
“The army is making progress with heavy Russian aerial bombing. The raids are not stopping. We have had over 40 raids in the last 24 hours alone,” rebel commander Abu Alaa al-Haurani said.
Reports say The clashes on Wednesday – which involved Russian air strikes on Western-backed rebel groups – came as the Syrian government attempts to capture Sheikh Maskin, an area crucial to its attempts at gaining control of southern Deraa province.
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