Al Nusrah Front, Western-backed rebels overrun key regime base south of Damascus

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In the past two days, Syrian rebels overran a base belonging to Brigade 82 of the Syrian Army in the southern province of Deraa. The Brigade 82 facilities, which sit close to the town of Sheikh Maskeen and a highway connecting Damascus with Jordan, were considered a key part of the Assad regime’s defenses.

The Assad government has responded to the rebel takeover by pounding the insurgents’ positions inside the base and Sheikh Maskeen with its military jets and helicopters…

…The battle for Brigade 82’s base, however, shows that the First Army and other “moderate” rebels continue to cooperate with al Qaeda and its extremists allies in southern Syria…


Moderate rebels indeed.

(More photos and videos at the link.)

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