Middle East

Russia, Jordan try to end Syria border fighting

Syrian government forces celebrate in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on September 11, 2017 as they continue to press forward with Russian air cover in the offensive against Islamic State group jihadists across the province. Syrian army reinforcements arrived in Deir Ezzor for a new push against the Islamic State group, as a second day of suspected Russian strikes killed 19 civilians in the area. / AFP / George OURFALIAN

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 12, 2017, on page 1.

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