Free Syrian Army fighters fire a self-made rocket launcher towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Mork town May 16, 2014. Picture taken May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Rif (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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Syria's army pressed a counteroffensive against rebels in the south of the country Saturday, firing a surface-to-surface missile and carrying out numerous air strikes in the area, an activist group said.The violence comes a day after the army launched a massive bid to reclaim strategic positions in the west of Deraa province seized by rebels in recent weeks, said the anti-regime Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Elsewhere in Syria, the air force carried out 12 air strikes against Mleiha east of Damascus, as it pushed a monthlong bid to take back the besieged, rebel-held enclave, said the Observatory.
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