Syrian opposition takes control of Samra
The Nusra Front is one of many groups fighting to topple Bashar Assad. (AFP/File)
Syrian opposition fighters seized the coastal village of Samra on Tuesday. This win comes a day after the opposition took control of Kasab, another town near the Turkish border, AFP reports.
The Nusra Front helped seize the town, which gives rebels access to the ocean, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Assad’s army bombed rebel positions in the northwestern in response.
A source close to Assad denied the takeover, saying “fierce fighting” was still taking place.
More than 140,000 people have been killed during the Syrian war, with millions being displaced.