Warplanes strike Syrian opposition-held southwest, monitor says

BEIRUT - Warplanes struck an opposition-held area in Syria's southwestern Deraa province on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, a military escalation in a territory where government forces have been mobilizing for an offensive.
The raids targeted the area of al-Masika village in northeastern Deraa province. Rebel forces control swathes of territory in southwestern Syria, which borders Jordan and the Golan Heights.