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Activists: Syrian troops and rebels clash near Jordan border

A Syrian opposition monitoring group and a rebel faction are reporting clashes between government forces and opposition fighters in a desert area near the Jordanian border.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says clashes are underway on Tuesday on the southern edge of Syria's central Homs province.

Tlas al-Salameh, the commander of a rebel faction know as Eastern Lions, says government warplanes have carried out air raids against his group in the Syrian desert. He says they suffered no casualties.

Al-Salameh also accused government forces troops of "obstructing" his group's efforts against Islamic State militants.

The clashes came a day after pro-Syrian media said the U.S., Britain and Jordanian forces are massing troops on the Jordanian side of the border.