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Syrian air force steps up attacks in south

BEIRUT - The Syrian army intensified its aerial bombardment Friday of southern Syria as opposition fighters were preparing to launch a wide offensive in a province bordering Jordan, activists said.

 

The Local Coordination Committees opposition network and an anti-government activist in the area said air raids and government shelling
in the southern province of Daraa killed at least two people Friday.

 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, another activist group, reported that air raids on several areas in Daraa killed a man and a child. It said warplanes and helicopter gunships attacked the towns of Enkhil and Ghabagheb, as well as the village of Naima and the capital of Daraa province that carries the same name. (AP)