25 Syrian rebels killed in blast near border with Jordan

2017-08-12 22:35:22 GMT2017-08-13 06:35:22(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

DAMASCUS, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Activists said on Saturday that 25 rebels were killed by a blast near the Syrian-Jordanian border.

The slain rebels were from the Jaish al-Islam militant group and lost their lives when a blast targeted their position near the Nasib border crossing with Jordan a day earlier, according to the London-basded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Nasib is located in the southern province of Daraa.

No party has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion but the Islamic State (IS) extremists have previously carried out similar bombings in the same area.

The blast came as the Syrian army said it had captured 30 km of the borderline with Jordan in the southern province of Sweida near Daraa.

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