Friday, March 29, 2013

Syrian rebels 'seize' key town near Jordan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

The rebels are inching closer to the Daraa province capital, said the director of the SOHR [Al Jazeera]

Syrian rebels have seized an important town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a UK-based watchdog says.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Friday that 10 civilians, including a child, were killed in fighting for Dael, the latest to be seized by the rebels over the past 24 hours.

"Rebels seized control of Dael after destroying the three army checkpoints at the entrances to the town," SOHR said. "The town is located on a main road linking Daraa to Damascus."

At least 15 rebels and a media activist working with the rebels were also killed, along with 12 loyalist troops, SOHR added.

"Large swathes of Daraa [province] are now under rebel control. Their advance in the south is escalating," Rami Abdel Rahman, SOHR's director, told the AFP news agency............

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