Dozens of pro-regime militants killed in car bomb attack in Syria’s Idlib

09-04-2014

 

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria– On Tuesday, fighters of al-Nusra Front launched two car-bomb attacks against a regime headquarter in the southern countryside of Idlib. Dozens of pro-regime militants were reported dead.

Bombing the headquarter is considered a part of extensive military operations carried out by Islamic rebels and battalions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to control the city of Khan Shaykhon in Idlib province, and cut off the routes of military supply to the pro-Assad military camps of al-Hamidiya and Wadi al-Daif.

Abudllah al-Assaf, a local media activist based in Idlib city, told ARA News that two car bombs exploded on Tuesday near Tajma al-Khizanat area where regime forces were stationed, “which resulted in the killing of about 50 regime soldiers and the injury of dozens”. 

“One of the bombings was executed by a suicide attacker of al-Nusra Front, while the other was remotely carried out,” al-Assaf reported. “The explosions were followed by clashes between fighters of al-Nusra Front, Hazim Movement and al-Oma Brigade on one side, and the regime forces on the other.”  

This came after FSA battalions and Islamic armed groups announced the beginning of military operations to take control over Khan Shaykhon city, days after controlling Babolin town and al-Salihiya village in the countryside of Khan Shaykhon city in Idlib province. These military operations are meant to assist the opposition fighters in their ongoing battles in the Syrian Coastal region.

 

Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

 

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