Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria: Monitor

Israel warns Syrians approaching Golan frontier

The transfers came as Russian-backed government forces advanced in the neighboring province of Quneitra, with air strikes pounding rebel positions perilously close to the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

The Observatory said the forces had seized the village of Mashara, about 11 km (7 miles) from the Golan frontier, after heavy shelling, and were now trying to capture elevated land south of the village with shelling and air strikes.

The Damascus regime has been pounding the southwestern province of Quneitra since Sunday in a bid to retake it from rebels, after winning back most of the neighbouring governorate of Daraa in less than a month.

The offensive to recapture Tel al-Jabiya, now controlled by members of the hardline rebel coalition Hay'at Tahrir a-Sham (HTS), is the latest in an ongoing campaign launched by the Syrian government and its allies last week to systematically capture commanding mountains overlooking Daraa province's western countryside.

On Sunday, the Observatory also noted that the "first batch of displaced people of Daraa city and its suburbs" are beginning to evacuate the area towards northern Syria.

At the same time the representatives of the rebels argue that the fighting continued.

Similar deals in other parts of Syria resulted in the evacuation of thousands of opposition fighters and civilians evacuations that the United Nations and rights groups have decried as forced.

Fakih said Israel's response to developments along the border falls short of what is required to alleviate the suffering of displaced Syrians.

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Pro-government forces captured the strategic high points of Tel al-Hara and Tel al-Mal from rebel fighters in Daraa's northwestern countryside earlier this week, Syrian state news outlet SANA reported.

With the city of Daraa and most of the province under their control, government forces have turned their focus to the area near the frontier with Israel, to clear the last pockets of the opposition.

The clashes killed 20 regime forces and 17 rebels and allied jihadists, the monitor said.

Reuters news agency said it obtained a document of what a rebel source purports to be the final agreement - which includes a provision for Russian military police to accompany two Syrian army brigades into a demilitarised zone agreed to with Israel in 1973 along the occupied Golan Heights.

What's more, the bordering village of "Al-Sousah" also accepted the terms of negotiations with government.

"We can do something to help people of Syria head in some form of shelter. both of us would be very interested in doing that", Trump said. Russian Federation is a major Assad ally. Daraa was one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in Syria.

It says its main priority is preventing its archfoe Iran, a key backer of Assad, from building up its military installations in Syria.

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