Syrian rebels deter attack by pro-Assad forces in Daraa, casualties reported

ARA News

Daraa, Syria – At least 15 soldiers of the pro-regime military forces were killed Monday afternoon during clashes with rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the vicinity of the town of Busra al-Harir of Daraa province, in southern Syria.

Speaking to ARA News in Daraa, civil rights activist Haitham Nassar said that the clashes broke out between the FSA rebels and the regime forces after a failed attempt by the latter to storm the town of Busra al-Harir at dawn on Monday, amid artillery bombardment on the town since Sunday night.

“The regime’s fruitless attempt left nearly 15 members of its forces dead and destroyed several armored vehicles,” the source added.

Nassar pointed out that the clashes claimed the lives of five fighters of the FSA, while more than ten others were wounded and accordingly transferred to a field hospital in the town.

In the meantime, civil rights activist Ahmed al-Hassan from Bosra Sham in Daraa told ARA News that the pro-regime forces tried to infiltrate the radar battalion near the town of Nahta in the Daraa countryside.

“The rebels were able to kill at least four soldiers of the regime’s army and wound dozens of others,” he pointing out that two FSA fighters lost their lives in the clashes.

These developments came amid aerial bombardment, artillery and rockets from the pro-regime forces on the town of Nahta –launched from the 175th security center. The bombardment coincided with attempts by the pro-regime forces to control the road linking Daraa with Quneitra, aimed at cutting off the supply routes of the rebels in Daraa province.


Reporting by: Ahmed Hammad

Source: ARA News

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