Syrian rebels blow up regime headquarters in Aleppo, killing dozens of troops

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Pro-Assad army's tank bombed by FSA rebels in Daraa countryside. File photo

ARA News

ALEPPO – Rebel fighters of the Syrian opposition blew up Sunday several headquarters for the regime’s army forces in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria, killing and wounding dozens of troops, media activists reported.

The explosions was followed by fierce clashes between the two sides. 

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Wael Mohammed confirmed that Aleppo rebels (Operation Chamber of Fatih Halab) in conjunction with other Islamic factions, fought fierce battles against the Syrian army forces and allied militias for several hours subsequent to detonating a series of regime-held buildings in Seif al-Dawla district in Aleppo.

“Opposition fighters had already dug a tunnel under these buildings, or headquarters ran by pro-Assad forces, and then detonated them with remote control, killing and wounding dozens regime troops,” he added.

The source pointed out that fighting continued in the neighborhoods of Salah al-Din, Seif al-Dawla and al-Ashrafiya for several hours, during which a number of casualties fell from both sides.

In the meantime, pro-regime army forces targeted the neighborhood of Bani Zaid in Aleppo with more than 15 artillery shells, local sources said. Several civilian casualties were reported in the shelling.

In return, Syrian rebels bombed the regime-held neighborhoods of al-Meidan, Suleiman al-Halabi and the Jamiyat al-Zahra with several homemade rockets, causing the deaths of two civilians and the injury of six others, some of them are in critical conditions.

Opposition fighters in the city of Aleppo are trying to ignite several fighting fronts simultaneously in a bid to disperse the strength of the regime’s army and allied Shiite militias. By this, they are trying to relief rebel fighters in the southern fronts of Aleppo. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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