Activists say intense clashes between government forces and militants in southern Syria have killed more than two dozen people in two days.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the battles that began Monday in the southern province of Daraa have left 37 rebels and Muslim militants as well as 22 government troops dead.
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