FSA rebels during clashes against pro-Assad forces in Aleppo. File photo
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Qamishli, Syria – Rebels of the Sham Front (linked to the Free Syrian Army “FSA”) announced Wednesday the death of 195 members of pro-regime military forces during clashes in the city of Aleppo and its countryside, in northern Syria.
Saleh Anadani, spokesman of the Sham Front, said in an official statement that fierce clashes broke out between their fighters and pro-Assad forces, after Sham Front took over the Mallah area in the countryside of Aleppo.
The clashes centered around the villages of Ratyan and Hardantin.
“Our rebels were able to kill 90 pro-regime soldiers in the Mallah area, 60 others in the village of Ratyan, and 45 soldiers in the al-Rashideen neighborhood of Aleppo,” Anadani added. “We also captured a large number of pro-Assad soldiers.”
Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, civil rights activist Imad Hussein said that the Sham Front fighters backed by militants of the al-Nusra Front (Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda) retook the village of Hardantin following clashes with pro-Assad forces “who were backed by the Lebanese militia of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards”.
“Pro-Assad forces are still in control of the nearby village of Bashkoy,” Hussein said.
Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad
Source: ARA News