Daraa, Syria– The opposition armed forces of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) continued advancing against the Syrian regime in Daraa province as the FSA rebels took control over a checkpoint of the regime forces on Monday.
Haitham Nissar, a media activist based in Daraa city, told ARA News that the FSA fighters controlled a regime checkpoint in al-Kehrba area, near to al-Gharbiya town, after sporadic clashes with the regime forces.
“At least 20 pro-regime soldiers were killed, while one FSA fighter was killed and 4 others were injured during the clashes on Monday,” Nissar said.
In its turn, the Syria regime military targeted the area with heavy artillery −stationed in Brigade 52 in al-Hirak city. The regime forces have also used surface-to-surface missiles during the crackdown on Daraa area, south of Syria. According to local sources, no casualties fell among civilians.
Meanwhile, the regime forces positioned at the Syrian-Jordanian border crossing attacked the town of Nassib with rockets.
The town of Muzereeb in Daraa’s suburb was also targeted on Monday evening by the pro-Assad forces’ artillery shelling −stationed in the Artillery Battalion close to Daraa.
Likewise, cities and towns of Da’el, al-Yadudeh, al-Naemeh and Sheikh Miskin were attacked with artillery shelling by regime forces stationed in various headquarters in the countryside of Daraa, but no casualties were reported.
Reporting by: Ahmad Hammad
Source: ARA News
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