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The observatory and the LCC reported violence elsewhere in the country, including attacks by government troops backed by helicopter gunships on the southern town of Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa province.
The observatory said rebels and troops were fighting near the military air base of Tabaqah in the northern province of Raqqa. Last week, rebels captured a major border crossing with Turkey in Raqqa.
The latest attacks came as the U.N.’s top human rights body prepared to vote on a resolution next week that would condemn abuses in Syria, call for perpetrators to be held accountable and extend the mission of a U.N. expert panel that has been collecting evidence of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The draft resolution was submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday by Arab countries, including Morocco, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Kuwait. It is likely to receive the majority in the 47-nation council when it goes to a vote at the end of next week.
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