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Explosion in south Syria kills 6 regime soldiers

A blast killed six soldiers in southern Syria on Wednesday (July 17th) in a rare such deadly attack in the defeated cradle of the eight-year uprising, AFP reported.

"The explosive device was aimed at a convoy transporting members of the 4th Division" in the southern province of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Fifteen others also were wounded in the attack near Yadud village, some seven kilometres outside the provincial capital of Daraa city, the Observatory said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, but regime loyalists in the province face explosions and gunfire on a near daily basis, although they are usually not deadly, it said.

According to Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, former opposition fighters from the so-called popular resistance in the south usually carry out these types of attacks.

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