Jordan army sends aid to southern Syria displaced

Jordan source reports south Syria truce; State Dept cannot confirm

“These include essential foodstuffs and drinking water,” she said, adding that aid had been distributed in the Daraa region across the border from the Jordanian town of Ramtha.

Supported by Russian air power, Syrian regime forces on June 19 launched an offensive to retake militant-held areas in the southern province of Daraa.

Ghanimat said the purpose of the aid was to help the displaced “provide for their basic needs within their own country”.

She called on the international community to “step up efforts to find a political solution to the conflict”.

Some 650,000 Syrian refugees have registered with the United Nations in Jordan since fleeing their country’s seven-year war which was sparked by peaceful anti-government protests in 2011.

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Retaking the whole of Daraa province would be a symbolic victory for the regime, as it is seen as the cradle of the anti-government uprising seven years ago that spiralled into civil war.

It would also allow the regime to reopen the Naseeb border crossing with Jordan and resume lucrative trade across the frontier.

But half of the province, including part of the provincial capital of the same name, remains in the hands of militants.

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