Syrian army drives rebels from air base in south

Members of the Free Syrian Army gesture as they place their feet on a sculpture of late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, father of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at the Brigade 52 military base in Deraa.

Syrian army troops regained full control of an airbase in southern Sweida province on Friday, a day after rebels overran large parts of it, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels from the Southern Front alliance withdrew from the Al-Thalaa base under heavy regime fire.

“Opposition fighters withdrew from areas they seized yesterday after heavy regime aerial bombardment and the arrival of reinforcements from the (pro-regime militia) National Defense Forces and Popular Committees,” said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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