Syria army widens southwest offensive, U.N. says 45,000 flee

A view shows houses in the Laja area in northeastern Deraa province, Syria in this handout released on June 25, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian troops widened a major offensive against rebels in the southwest on Tuesday and Jordan said it would not open its border to tens of thousands of civilians fleeing the attack. At least 45,000 people have fled the upsurge in fighting in Syria’s southwestern Deraa province, heading toward the border with Jordan, […]

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