Syrian rebels seize new villages after clashes with pro-Assad forces in Sahl al-Ghab

Syrian rebel fighters seized several villages in Sahl al-Ghab of Idlib province after clashes with pro-Assad forces. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo – Subsequent to clashes with pro-Assad forces, Syrian rebel fighters of Jaish al-Fatih (al-Fatih Army) seized several villages in the Sahl al-Ghab area in the countryside of Idlib, rebel sources reported on Tuesday. 

Rebels of al-Fatih launched a military operation on headquarters of pro-Assad forces in Sahl al-Ghab on Tuesday after losing strategic areas in earlier battles last week. 

Speaking to ARA News, Ali Jaafar, a fighter in the ranks of al-Fatih Army, said that the rebels seized control of the villages of Mshayak, Bahsa, Ziyarah in Sahl al-Ghab.  

“Our (al-Fatih) fighters killed more than 20 pro-Assad forces during the clashes on Tuesday,” Jaafar said. 

The source added that the rebels have destroyed several regime vehicles and seized heavy machine guns during the clashes. 

This coincided with airstrikes by Syrian fighter jets on the rebel-held villages of Ahsim and Binnish in the countryside of Idlib. At least seven civilians were killed during the strikes. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil 

Source: ARA news 

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