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.

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    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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