Syrian rebels seize ancient city

Rebel fighters walk inside a 2nd century Roman amphitheater in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra Al Sham, after they took control of the area on Wednesday

ARA News 

Damascus, Syria –On Wednesday, Syrian opposition fighters seized the historic town of Bosra al-Sham following clashes with pro-regime military forces. 

Sources from “The Southern Storm” rebel faction reported full control over Bosra al-Sham, confirming the withdrawal of pro-Assad forces after fierce clashes. 

The ancient city of Bosra al-Sham in southern Syria is listed by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. 

Bosra’s historic sites include a citadel built around a second century Roman amphitheatre. The area was the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, according to reports. 

Syrian rebels have launched several strategic military operations against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the south, trying to regain areas in the provinces of Daraa near the Jordanian border and Quneitra near the Israeli border. 

 

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi

 

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