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Explosion hits rebels on Syria-Jordan border: monitor, activist

Explosion hits rebels on Syria-Jordan border: monitor, activist
From Reuters - August 11, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion hit a rebel gathering near the Syria-Jordan border on Friday, killing at least 23 fighters and wounding dozens more, a war monitor and an activist said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a violent explosion hit an army camp of the Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam near the border crossing town of Nassib.

The Britain-based war monitor said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber and the death toll was expected to rise.

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