BEIRUT — Activist groups say Syrian rebels are on the offensive in an eastern city near the border with Iraq.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said Sunday that Syrian army warplanes conducted several air raids against rebel positions in the city of Deir el-Zour.
The LCC and the Observatory said rebels killed seven soldiers and captured several others in the city that has been contested since last year.
Rebels have been on the offensive in northern Syria and President Bashar Assad’s stronghold in the coastal province of Latakia.
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