Syrian air force destroys major power station in opposition-held Idlib

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Zeyzoun power station near Idlib. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – On Saturday, Syrian regime warplanes conducted some 50 airstrikes on the power station of Zeyzoun Dam in the northern countryside of Idlib, military sources reported. 

The Zayzoun Dam has been under the control of al-Fatih Army’s (Jaish al-Fatih) rebels since three days. 

Speaking to ARA News in Idlib, Nidal Hassan, fighter in the ranks of al-Fatih, reported that the pro-regime aircraft targeted the power station of Zeyzoun Dam with more than 50 airstrikes, using spatial rockets and cluster bombs.  

“Pro-Assad helicopters dropped dozens of barrel bombs on the Zeyzoun station and hit other parts with rockets and cluster bombs, destroying most of the station,” the source added.

Zeyzoun station was providing electricity to large areas in central Syria, including the coastal region.

“Fierce clashes between rebels of Jaish al-Fatih and pro-Assad forces broke out in the vicinity of the station on Saturday evening,” he said, adding that rebels were able to destroy two regime-led tanks, two armored vehicles and several machine guns. 

On Wednesday, Syrian rebels took over the power station of Zeyzoun Dam and several hills in Sahl al-Ghab area, including Wasit, Khattab, Hamkeh and Freekeh hills, after the withdrawal pro-Assad forces towards Jourin camp. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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