July 6, 2018 / 9:16 AM / 13 days ago

Russian flags raised on military convoy heading to Nasib crossing - witnesses

AMMAN (Reuters) - Armoured vehicles and a tank with a Russian flag were seen heading towards the Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria, several witnesses near the crossing said on Friday.

A man rides on a motorbike at the Syrian-Jordanian border at the Nasib crossing in Deraa province, Syria August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir

They said they spotted a convoy on a military road heading towards the crossing in rebel hands which the Syrian army has been advancing towards since Thursday.

Several thousand displaced civilians are congregating near the frontier area seeking shelter from heavy Russian aerial bombardment of their towns and villages in Deraa province.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Alison Williams

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