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Opposition stops Assad forces’ advance on Dara’a

Smoke rises after attacks by the Assad regime took place in Daraa, Syria on 7 June, 2017 [Muhammed Yusuf/Anadolu Agency]
Smoke rises after attacks by the Assad regime took place in Daraa, Syria on 7 June, 2017 [Muhammed Yusuf/Anadolu Agency]

As the battle for Syria’s Dara’a intensifies, opposition groups yesterday stopped another attempt by Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and allied militias to advance further into the area.

According to Masar Press, opposition fighters clashed with Assad’s forces to the east of the Dara’a camp and destroyed a military tank and another military vehicle after they fired rockets at them.

Read: Syrian regime forces continue strikes in Damascus, Daraa, Idlib

Regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs containing napalm on opposition-controlled areas in Dara’a Al-Balad. A number of civilians were injured as a result and large fires were started.

Civilians were also injured following an air raid on the area on Sunday.

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