Syria rebels control strategic area near Hama

02-02-2014

 

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria− Fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) jointly with other rebel battalions gained control over the city of Mork in Hama province, the FSA said in a statement on Saturday.

“The rebel factions which participated in the operation gained control over the entire city (Mork) after controlling several checkpoints in the countryside of the city,” the statement read. 

The city of Mork is considered a strategic area which was continuously used as a supply line for the Syrian regime forces based in Wadi al-Daif near Idlib city. Military reinforcements were crossing through Mork to al-Daif base before the FSA control the area.

Wadi al-Daif area was besieged by the rebel groups for months and is now under the control of the FSA and other anti-regime Islamic battalions.   

Meanwhile, the regime forces targeted Soran city and Aqrab town in the countryside of Hama with mortar shells from artillery stationed in Syrian military checkpoints in the area. No civilian casualties were reported.

The city of Kafersita near Hama was also bombarded by explosive barrels fired by Syrian air force, causing large damage in residential buildings in the city.

These developments took place while the United States supplied opposition fighters with light arms after the US Congress approved arms delivery to Syria rebels deemed ‘moderate’, as peace talks in Geneva between the regime and opposition delegations faltered.

 

Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

 

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