Syrian army drops barrel bombs in southwest

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Friday that the Syrian military had dropped more than a dozen barrel bombs on rebel-held territory in the southwest, its first use of the munition there in about a year.

It represents an escalation in the army’s days-old assault in the area northeast of Deraa that has so far included artillery bombardment but only limited use of air power.

 

Zainab Sa’id