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    Daesh Militants Launch Offensive in Southern Syria's Daraa Province

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    Daesh terrorists launched the assault in a triangle between the city of Daraa, the Golan Heights and the Jordanian border, according to Beirut-based media.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — Islamist terrorists have launched an offensive in Syria’s southern Daraa province, Beirut-based media reported on Monday.

    The assault by militants of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh), a group outlawed as a terrorist organization in Syria, Russia and other nations, takes place in a triangle between the city of Daraa, the Golan Heights and the Jordanian border, the Al Mayadeen channel reported.

    Fighting escalated last month on the outskirts of Daraa as Syrian government forces clashed with fighters from the Nusra Front, another illegal grouping considered terrorists by Russia. Militants assaulted army positions several times but were repelled and lost dozens of fighters.


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