Free Syrian Army fighters fire from a tank during what they said was an offensive against the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the southern city of Deraa, Syria June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir
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Syrian rebels launched an offensive Thursday to capture government-held neighborhoods in the southern city of Deraa, setting off fighting that killed dozens of people, including a man struck by a mortar bomb that slammed into a nearby Jordanian border town.The city of Deraa, like the surrounding province, has been split between regime-held and rebel-held areas for several years.Rebels and government troops were clashing in several locations inside Deraa while several nearby villages in the province also saw fighting between regime forces and rebel militias. Syrian State TV said rebel shelling attacks on Deraa killed six people and wounded 13 . Deraa Governor Mohammed Khaled Hannous told Syrian state TV that the attack on the city began at 5:30 a.m. with intense shelling.A Jordanian security official said one man was killed and four people were wounded when a mortar bomb from Syria struck a market in the Jordanian border town of Ramtha.
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