A fighter from the Free Syrian Army is seen in Yadouda area in Daraa, Syria May 29, 2018.REUTERS/ Alaa al Faqir
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The Syrian army has completed preparations for an imminent offensive against rebel-held areas in southwestern Syria, a non-Syrian commander in a military alliance that backs Damascus said Tuesday, raising the prospect of a major new escalation. However, a rebel commander in the Deraa region of the southwest told Reuters there was no sign of mobilization for such an assault and accused Damascus of waging psychological warfare.The pro-Assad commander, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Syrian army's preparations for the assault were complete.Israel wants Iran-backed forces removed from areas near its frontier – and from Syria in general.Syria took up the rotating presidency of the conference Monday.
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