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        2/5/2013, Shevat 25, 5773

      Intense Fighting Near Syrian-Jordanian Border


      Intense fighting between the Syrian army and rebels has been reported near security facilities belonging to Assad's regime located along the country's southern border with Jordan, according to Syrian rebels and Jordanian security officials. 

      According to the report, 17 people were wounded in the fighting, including two Jordanian civilians and 15 Syrian refugees. An official rebel spokesman said that "this is a crucial fight since this is the first time the rebels are trying to take over the government facilities along the southern border of Syria"