Rebels attack Syrian army base near strategic town

ByREUTERS
October 11, 2012 12:39




AMMAN - Rebels attacked a Syrian army base near the main northern highway on Thursday to try to consolidate their control over the supply line to Aleppo, days after capturing a strategic town in the area, opposition activists said.

Rebels used at least one tank seized from the army, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and mortar bombs, to hit the Wadi al-Deif base, three kilometres (2 miles) east of the town of Maarat al-Nuaman, which they captured this week, they said.

"The rebels have been attacking Wadi al-Deif since overnight but the army is still shelling Maarat al-Nuaman from it. The city continues to also be hit by warplanes," said Mohammad Kanaan, an opposition activist in the area.

Related Content
Breaking news
July 20, 2017
EU threatens to sanction Turkey for imprisonment of journalists

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 21 - 33
    Beer Sheva
    24 - 30
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 19 - 30
    Jerusalem
    23 - 29
    Haifa
  • 28 - 40
    Elat
    25 - 39
    Tiberias