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Syrian rebels kill 231 regime fighters, including 107 officers, in Harasta base

Syrian Regime Deaths | 2018-01-15 18:08:01
Syrian rebels kill 231 regime fighters, including 107 officers, in Harasta base
(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 231 troops have been killed in the battle of Harasta’s Armored Vehicles Base in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus, rebel group said on Monday.

According to a rebel operation task room in Ghouta, the fighting in Harasta since the base was surrounded in late December left 231 regime fighters, including 107 officers.

The Syrian Observatory for human Rights reported about 100 rebels dead.

The death toll mounted as rebels showed fierce resistance where about 250 troops are still trapped in strategic base.

The shelling and bombardment of besieged Ghouta, where the humanitarian conditions have sharply deteriorated in recent months, has also claimed a heavy toll on civilians.

In another battlefield in northern Syria, at least 180 regime troops and militiamen were killed in five weeks as the regime backed by Russia air force is pushing to take major rebel stronghold in Idlib and Hama provinces, according to activists.

More than 119,000 pro-regime forces have been killed, including 62,000 troops, tens of thousands of loyalist militiamen, and 1,556 fighters from Hezbollah, according to a new estimate by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Alawites-dominated areas still the main manpower supply for Bashar al-Assad's regime. The mourning posters and statements have been sweeping the streets and pro-regime social media.

Idlib province is the biggest chunk of Syria still held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, with a population swollen by Syrians who have fled government advances in other parts of the country. Assad has defeated rebels in many parts of western Syria with critical help from Russia and Iran.

More than 470,000 people have been killed and 12 millions have been driven from their homes since Syria's revolutions erupted in 2011.




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