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Syria: Govt. forces make gains on southwestern border with Jordan *EXCLUSIVE*02:05

Syria: Govt. forces make gains on southwestern border with Jordan *EXCLUSIVE*

Syrian Arab Republic, Shaa'ab valley
August 10, 2017 at 23:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Syrian army and its allies made gains of around 30km (19 miles) in the Shaa'ab valley on Syria's southwestern border with Jordan, Thursday, after clashes with opposition groups in the region.

The Syrian army and its allies have reportedly gained control of checkpoints and border posts in the southwestern city of Sweida, close to the border with Jordan.

Rebel groups, some of them Western-backed, still control most of Syria's southwestern border with Jordan and Israel. The Sweida province was not included in the ceasefire brokered between the US and Russia in July.

Syria: Govt. forces make gains on southwestern border with Jordan *EXCLUSIVE*02:05
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The Syrian army and its allies made gains of around 30km (19 miles) in the Shaa'ab valley on Syria's southwestern border with Jordan, Thursday, after clashes with opposition groups in the region.

The Syrian army and its allies have reportedly gained control of checkpoints and border posts in the southwestern city of Sweida, close to the border with Jordan.

Rebel groups, some of them Western-backed, still control most of Syria's southwestern border with Jordan and Israel. The Sweida province was not included in the ceasefire brokered between the US and Russia in July.

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