Al-Nusra rebels control regime-held barrier in Syria’s Hama


Fighters of al-Nusra Front in Aleppo countryside. File photo

ARA News 

Aleppo, Syria – At least 9 fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were reportedly killed on Saturday, due to an aerial bombardment by the pro-regime warplanes on a town in the central Syrian province of Hama, local sources reported.

Mohammed Qabalan, civil activist based in the city of Hama, stated to ARA News that the pro-Assad warplanes carried out several air raids with rockets on the town of Abu Dali in Hama countryside, after FSA-linked rebels seized control of the town, following clashes with the pro-regime forces and allied militias.

“Nine FSA fighters were reported dead in the regime air strikes,” Qabalan reported.

In the meantime, the pro-regime helicopters attacked residential buildings in Kafr Zita city in Hama’s north, killing one civilian and wounding several others, who were transferred to a field hospital in the city, while similar attack with explosive barrels hit Atshan village, east of Hama.

These developments coincided with artillery fire by the pro-regime forces on the village of Jinan, south of Hama, from their headquarters in the mountain of the regime-led Scientific Research Center, without reports of casualties.

On the other hand, rebels of al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) dominated on Saturday afternoon the regime-held barrier of Burj al-Taghtiya in the vicinity of Athriya town east of Hama, seizing weapons and ammunition after clashes with the pro-regime military forces who withdrew from the barrier.


Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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