Syrian rebels seize military base of pro-Assad army in Daraa

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A member of the Syrian regime's army. File photo

ARA News

Daraa, Syria – Fighters of the Syrian armed opposition took control of the regime’s headquarters of “Brigade 52” in the province of Daraa, southern the country, opposition activists reported on Tuesday.

Subsequent to their control over the village of ar-Rakhim and the town of Maliha (adjacent to the al-Hirak town on the outskirts of the Brigade), the opposition fighters took over the regime’s second largest military base in the southern Syria.

The opposition’s control of the Brigade 52 headquarters came after several Islamist rebel factions, who are fighting in Syria’s south, launched an extended military campaign against pro-Assad forces in Daraa. 

At least 20 pro-Assad soldiers were killed during the rebel-led attacks on Tuesday. 

The Brigade 52 is considered the second largest brigade in Syria, with an estimated 1200 hectares.

The rebels captured at least 10 pro-Assad soldiers after storming the brigade. 

 

Reporting by: Jiwan Saman

Source: ARA News

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