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>> Syrian troops are pounding one of the last rebel held pockets in the south of the country. These pictures from the Syrian State TV came as government forces widened a major offensive against rebel fighters in a strategically important area that borders Jordan and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
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At least 45,000 people are fleeing towards Jordan, but the kingdom, already home to up to 1 million Syrian refugees, says its borders will remained sealed. The attacks fueling concerns of a new wave of displacement in a conflict that's already uprooted 11 million people.>> We are deeply alarmed by the report in recent days of escalating hostilities in Daraa Governorate in southwestern Syria which are putting an estimated 750,000 people in danger.
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There are reports of deaths, injuries, including among children, due to the increased fighting and bombardments from the air.>> Daraa is often called the cradle of the country's uprising. It's where some of the first peaceful protests began in 2011 before they turned deadly. It became a symbolic focal point for a protest movement that spread across the state.
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Rebels have been in control here for years. Russia is backing the Syrian president as he presses ahead with the offensive despite US warnings. Washington brokered a de-escalation deal with Moscow last year in the southwest. There's no sign though of action to stop President Assad. Free Syrian Army rebels showing Reuters a message sent to them from Washington, saying they shouldn't expect military support.