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Syrian army, allies seize more of Jordanian frontier: Report

Captured border positions located southeast of Damascus, report says, adding that militants had been killed
Syrian forces' artillery observer looks through scope as smoke plumes rise on horizon (AFP/file photo)

The Syrian army and its allies seized control of nine positions along Syria's border with Jordan, expanding their control at the southern frontier, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Saturday.

The captured border positions were located to the southeast of Damascus, the report said, adding that militants had been killed and wounded during the attack. It did not identify the insurgents, or say when the positions had been captured.

Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shia group, is fighting in support of the Syrian government, which is making rapid territorial gains against militants in southern and eastern Syria.