Pro-Assad forces advance in Syria’s Daraa


Pro-Assad military members in Daraa. File photo

ARA News

Daraa, Syria – Eight fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were reported dead on Sunday amid clashes with the pro-regime forces in the town of Atman in Daraa province, south of Syria, local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News from Daraa, activist Mohammed al-Hissan said that clashes erupted between the two sides in Atman town in the countryside of Daraa, accompanied with tank shelling by the pro-regime forces on gatherings of the FSA in the area, which led to the death of eight FSA fighters and the injury of several others.

“The pro-Assad helicopters also dropped explosive barrels on the Ghariyya town near Daraa, coinciding with artillery shelling on the town of Yadudeh. No reports of casualties,” al-Hissan added.

This coincided with the bombardment of the city of Da’el and Alma town with explosive barrels dropped by the Syrian air force on Sunday, without recording casualties, civil rights activist Haitham Nassar told ARA News.

These developments coincided with the start of a battle called “Qati al-Wateen” by the FSA fighters aimed at “liberatiing Daraa province of regime forces”, according to a statement posted online by FSA-linked media activists.


Reporting by: Ahmad Hammad

Source: ARA News

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