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Syria: Government forces targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan
Syrian government forces seized a village in Quneitra province, their first advance against insurgents in the region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights since launching a major offensive in the southwest.
Government forces also shelled the town of al-Haara in neighboring Deraa province.
The bombardment started from 3am [local time] and continued for the last six hours.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government forces fired more than 800 missiles at an area between northern Daraa and Quneitra countryside, about 4 kilometers or 2.5 miles from the frontier with the Golan Heights.