UN asking warring parties in Syria's Deraa to cease hostilities

Tens of thousands of Syrians newly displaced by the Russian and Syrian government offensive are fleeing towards Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.


    Russian and Syrian government jets and helicopters have hit an estimated hundred targets in the Syrian rebel stronghold of Deraa on Thursday.

    Dozens of civilians were killed in the 24-hour barrage of barrel bombs and rocket fire.

    The UN says the fighting has also cut off vital cross-border relief and aid supply routes.

    It's asking the warring parties to stop fighting immediately.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports.


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