Syrian rebels take over regime headquarters in Daraa

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

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – Syrian rebels of Jaish al-Fatih (al-Fatih Army) seized Friday control of headquarters of the regime’s State Security and the Air Force Intelligence branching the city of Daraa in southern Syria.

Rebel fighters reportedly destroyed four checkpoints of the pro-regime forces in the city, after storming headquarters of pro-Assad forces.

The fall of Daraa city in the hands of rebels makes it the third Syrian city that is completely free of Assad forces after Raqqa (held by ISIS) and Idlib (held by Syrian rebels).  

Speaking to ARA News in Daraa, media activist Mohammad al-Hussein confirmed that the opposition fighters of Jaish al-Fatih took over 85% of Daraa so far. 

Jaish al-Fatih includes most of the opposition-linked brigades and battalions fighting in southern Syria.

Clashes between the rebels and pro-Assad forces moved on Friday evening to the Manshiya neighborhood, the last stronghold of the pro-Assad forces in the city of Daraa. 

 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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