Syrian air force targets opposition-held areas in Daraa with barrel bombs

Aftermath of barrel bombs' attack by Syrian warplanes in Douma. File photo

ARA News

Daraa, Syria – Syrian warplanes launched several airstrikes against rebel-held areas in the southern province of Daraa on Thursday. 

 Speaking to ARA News in Daraa, civil rights activist Ahmed Hassan reported that pro-regime helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on the city of Nawa in the countryside of the province, causing the injury of a at least nine civilians. 

“Similar bombings targeted the areas of al-Malzuma, Bas al-Hareer, Salmin and the rebel-held neighborhoods of Daraa,” he reported. 

In the meantime, rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) targeted gatherings of pro-regime forces with missiles in the university area of ​​Lajat, and also targeted “Brigade 12″ in the city of Izraa.

Local sources reported that the rebels’ shelling of the strongholds of pro-Assad forces caused large explosions. The number of casualties remains unverified. 

Also on Thursday, the rebel-linked Courthouse in the Horan region in southern Syria issued a statement, calling upon allied factions in Horan and the Golan area are asked to arrest commanders of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade after they’d swore allegiance to the Islamic State, and killed a number of FSA fighters while on their way to fight the Assad forces in the Baath City of Quneitra province.


Reporting by: Ahmed Hammad

Source: ARA News

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