FSA fighters in heading to Daraa. File photo
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Daraa, Syria – The Syrian air force bombarded on Sunday the city of Da’el in Daraa province, near the Jordanian borders, killing at least 7 civilians, local sources reported.
Talking to ARA News from Daraa, civil activist Mohammed al-Hassan said that the pro-Assad helicopters dropped an explosive barrel on a residential neighbourhood in the city of Da’el, “which resulted in the death of 7, including women and children”.
The pro-Assad military forces, based in regime-held security checkpoints, also targeted with artillery shelling several sub-districts in Daraa province on Sunday, including Ankhel, Sheikh Miskin, Baser al-Hareer and Nuaimeh.
Dozens of families escaped violence in Daraa countryside and resorted to the city, looking for safe haven. Several field hospitals were installed by activists north of Daraa to receive possible injuries.
This comes one day after unidentified masked militants kidnapped leader of the FSA-linked Yarmouk battalion, Musa al-Zu’bi, from Nassib town on the Syrian-Jordanian border, according to an official statement by the battalion’s leadership.
The statement condemned the kidnapping, demanding the executers to release al-Zu’bi immediately and unconditionally.
Reporting by: Ahmad Hammad
Source: ARA News