Rebels capture post in the Syrian town where the uprising began
Syrian rebel forces have captured a post in the town of Daraa (Image credit: AFP)
A Syrian activist group says rebels have captured a military post south of the country in the town of Daraa, where the uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime began in 2011.
The town is located near the country’s border with Jordan. AP reports that the post was captured after four days of fighting.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 26 soldiers were killed in the battle as well as a number of rebels, which included seven fighters of foreign origin.
The post that served as a customs office on the border with Jordan. It was turned into an army post years ago. Rebels control other areas bordering Jordan.
Over 110,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began two years ago.