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Fears as Syria military expected to target Deraa province next

Tens of thousands of Syrians are bracing themselves for an offensive by the Syrian government that would break a three-year ceasefire in the province.

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    This week, the Syrian government declared the province of Damascus free from rebels for the first time since the war began seven years ago. Its next target could be the southern province of Deraa, which is mostly controlled by opposition groups.

    But there are concerns an offensive could lead to an escalation of fighting in the region.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


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