Daraa under attack

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

ARA News

Daraa, Syria – At least 3 civilians were reported dead and several others were injured on Wednesday in an air strike by the pro-regime air force on Taseel town in Daraa province, south of Syria.

Speaking to ARA News, Mohammed al-Hissan, civil activist based in the city of Daraa, said that the pro-Assad helicopters bombed residential buildings in the town with explosive barrels, killing three civilians and wounding several others.

The city of Basr al-Hareer, on the other hand, was exposed to bombardment by rockets on Wednesday evening, local sources reported.

Meanwhile, the pro-Assad military forces launched operations against opposition-held towns of Adwan, al-Taiba, Nahita, Sahm al-Jolan in Daraa countryside, leading to clashes between both sides. However, rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) reinforced its control over those areas after forcing pro-Assad army to withdraw towards Daraa city, FSA-linked media sources reported on Wednesday.

The FSA fighters also targeted on Wednesday afternoon the regime-held headquarters in the village of Sheikh Said with heavy artillery and mortar fire. No casualties reported.


Reporting by: Ahmad Hammad

Source: ARA News

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