Syrian rebels hit pro-Assad forces in military base

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – Syrian rebels of the al-Fatih Army launched on Tuesday a military operation against pro-Assad forces in the vicinity of a military camp in Idlib province, military sources reported.

A member of the al-Fatih Army told ARA News that the rebels were able to storm the military base of al-Masturah after launching and extensive operation against pro-Assad forces there. 

The sources added (on the condition of anonymity) that the al-Fatih Army rebels stormed al-Mastumah camp from three directions after conducting a car bomb attack at the camp’s entrance, followed by dozens of pro-rebels suiciders entering the camp.

Local activists in Idlib confirmed the rebels advance against pro-Assad soldiers in al-Masturah.

“Al-Mastumah has been stormed by al-Fatih rebels and it is expected to be announced free from pro-Assad forces soon,” civil rights activist Adnan Sabouni from told ARA News.

Sabouni added that several opposition fighters from the battlefield assured that the pro-regime air force has launched several raids on the surroundings of al-Masturah camp on Tuesday evening, “in an attempt to prevent the rebels from taking over the camp”. 

On Monday, the al-Fatih Army fighters took control of a strategic hill overlooking al-Mastumah military camp, from which they planned an extended operation against regime army forces in the camp.


Reporting by: Taim Khalil and Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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