At least 270000 Syrians flee latest deadly regime offensive

Jordanian soldiers control the border between Syria and Jordan on July 1

Jordan's foreign minister said on Monday that he will hold talks with his Russian counterpart over the conflict in Syria, where the latest government offensive in the country's south has displaced 270,000 people, according to a United Nations official.

The southwest was an early hotbed of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and defeat there would leave rebels with just one remaining stronghold - the area around Idlib province bordering Turkey in the northwest.

Talks leading up to the agreement - which stipulates the opposition handing over heavy weaponry to the government - were mediated by neighbouring Jordan.

Jordan has maintained the closure of its border, insisting it can no longer endure more influx of refugees.

He said the situation in southern Syria was a cause for serious concern and needed to be resolved as soon as possible.

According to the UN's humanitarian coordination office, 70,000 of those displaced have sought shelter along the border with Jordan.

Lusky, in a conference call put together by The Israel Project, said her organization has been "really busy" with the IDF, providing aid on a weekly basis to Syrian refugees over the last two years. "They are tired, exhausted and we still can't reach them".

The entire southwest is part of a "de-escalation zone" agreed upon a year ago by Russian Federation, the United States and Jordan.

Warfare in southwest Syria is sensitive to neighbouring Jordan and Israel.

Syria's regime and its ally Russian Federation resumed air strikes on the south of the country yesterday after rebels said talks over a government takeover had "failed".

Responding to Assad's statements, the USA state department said on June 14 that any government assault would "broaden the conflict" and threatened "firm and appropriate measures in response". Despite Washington's threats that it would respond to breaches of that arrangement, it has so far shown no sign of doing so.

The explosion rocked an area where arms depots are located in the northern sector of Daraa's northern countryside near the town of Lajat, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, adding that it's not yet clear whether the explosion was a result of a foreign attack or some technical error.

"We did not attend negotiations today".

Bolstered by a string of victories across southern Syria, al-Assad's chief backer Russian Federation has been reluctant to yield to the opposition's demands.

This comes after reports that Russian air strikes had targeted southwest Syria for the first time in four days, hitting the rebel-held towns of Tafas and Saida. Some 270,000 Syrians have been displaced by the fighting in the southern region alone, according to the latest United Nations figures, adding to the millions of Syrians who have already been made homeless by the seven-year civil war raging in their land.

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