Israel deploys border reinforcements as Syrians flee strikes

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Jordan is also refusing to take any more refugees as Assad regime hits rebel-held areas in Syria’s south-west

Israel has deployed artillery and armoured reinforcements along its northern border with Syria, the Israel Defence Forces said on Sunday, as tens of thousands of Syrians fled towards its borders and those of Jordan.

Russian efforts to impose a broad ceasefire in south-west Syria broke down at the weekend, prompting the Syrian regime to undertake fresh air raids. The government forces now claim to be in control of more than half of Daraa province.

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