'Heavy fighting between rebels and government troops'

Heavy fighting between rebels and government troops erupted overnight in the capital of an oil producing province in eastern Syria, residents and activists said.

They said rebels armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked tank positions in the eastern sector of the city of Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates rive, in response to an army offensive against several towns and villages in the province that have killed dozens of people in recent days.

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Syria ceasefire 'collapsing'

ITV News has seen the most convincing evidence yet that the ceasefire in Syria is collapsing. Our International Editor Bill Neely has witnessed violence on both sides in Khaldiya, a suburb in the city of Homs, which once held by rebels.