Jordan will not take in Syrians fleeing their government's latest offensive in the country's south, officials said Monday, as violence in the Syrian province of Daraa claimed more lives and displaced thousands.
President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing deeper into Daraa under the cover of Russian airstrikes. The United States has reportedly told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Syrian insurgents have attacked 12 areas where rebels shifted alliances and sided with the government. The ministry blamed the attack on al-Qaida-linked fighters, saying it was repelled and that 70 gunmen were killed. It said there were no human losses on the government side.