World Bulletin / News Desk
Free Syrian Army’s brigades backed by other groups have seized control of the town of Bosra al-Sham town, the last stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Deraa, southern Syria.
Clashes erupted four days ago and rebel fighters seized control of military check points and buildings used by regime forces two days later.
The town fell under rebel control after opposition forces blocked two supply roads from As-Suwayda governorate.
At least 20 regime soldiers were killed in the operation and several were captured.
Busra al-Sham town, located 40 kilometers west of Deraa city, was a stronghold of Syrian regime forces and pro-Assad regime Shiite militias and has a strategic importance because of its location on the highway leading to the Jordanian borders.
- Tanks destroyed
Opposition factions also advanced in Idlib and seized swathes of the city Wednesday in northwestern Syria, seizing control of at least 11 regime military security points.
Abu al-Mo’tasim, a military commander in Ahrar al-Sham Movement, told Anadolu Agency that their rebel fighters had begun targeting two security points which would allow the opposition to seize control of the town completely.
“Dozens of regime soldiers were killed and four regime tanks were destroyed in the storming operation and ammunition warehouses were seized,” Abu al-Laith, a military commander of Soqour al-Jabal brigade, told.Last Mod: 25 Mart 2015, 13:51