Syrian rebels hit regime-held towns near Idlib, Assad forces respond with barrel bombs

Destroyed buildings of Aleppo following airstrikes by pro-Assad forces. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – Syrian rebel fighters of al-Fatih Army (Jaish al-Fatih) attacked Monday the regime-held towns of al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province with heavy artillery and rockets, rebel military sources said.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, Saleh Zein, fighter in the ranks of Jaish al-Fatih, said that rebel forces bombed the towns of al-Foua and Kefraya in the countryside of Idlib with dozens of rockets and mortar shells, hitting checkpoints of pro-Assad forces.

“Our (al-Fatih) fighters clashes with pro-regime forces in the vicinity of al-Foua and Kefraya on Monday evening,” the source reported, pointing out that rebels seized several points southeast the town of al-Foua.

Subsequently, pro-regime forces responded by targeting the rebel-held nearby towns of Binnish and Maarat Misrin with barrel bombs.

“Four civilians were killed and seven other wounded in the attack,” the source said. 

The towns of al-Foua and Kefraya have been under rebels’ siege for weeks. The towns have been taken by pro-Assad forces as military bases, from which they used to attack rebel-held areas in Idlib. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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