Amid U.S. strikes in Syria, pro-Assad forces report gains on ground

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Pro-Assad military forces enter the city of Daraa, near Damascus

ARA News 

Al-Hasakah, Syria – The Syrian regime’s military forces took control of the city of Adra in the Damascus suburbs on Thursday, after fierce clashes with fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Damascus, civil rights activist Mazen Ibrahim said that the pro-regime forces seized control of Adra, after heavy fighting over the past two days, coincided with aerial bombardment and heavy artillery launched on FSA-held sites.

“The battles resulted in the death and injury of dozens of fighters from both sides,” Ibrahim reported.

Meanwhile, rebels of the Islamic Front condemned on Thursday the air strikes carried out by the U.S.-led forces of international coalition in Syria, criticizing the reluctance of these forces regarding the targeting pro-Assad army locations.

“The ongoing air strikes will give the Syrian regime opportunities to commit more atrocities,” the Islamic Front said in a statement on Thursday.

The Islamic Front’s leadership also said it will never support any coalition which may deepen the sufferings of the Syrian people.

According to the Islamic Front, along with the Syrian regime played a key role in the emergence of the Islamic State extremist group (IS/ISIL).

 

Reporting by: Jiwan Ibrahim

Source: ARA News

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