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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:11

Rebels Capture City Kafr Shams in Dara’a

The Free Syrian army took control of the entire city of Kafr Shams and its surrounding area in rural Dara’a, following fierce clashes with regime forces. Pro-regime forces responded by conducting multiple air raids on the town, causing civilian casualties.

The FSA also advanced on the town of Jadya near the strategic Al-Harra hill, amid clashes with regime forces in the town and near the regime-held Artillery Battalion for the second day.

Meanwhile, regime forces launched air raids on the town of Bosra al-Sham, which fell to rebels a few days ago, and also on Dara’a, Sheikh Misqin, Al-Hirak, Abtaa’, Inkhil and most rebel-held areas in Dara’a province.

Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition Salem al-Meslet called for the establishment of a no-fly zone in northern and southern Syria, warning that without, the territory may quickly fall back into the hands of the regime or ISIS. A no-fly zone will protect civilians on the ground from Assad’s aerial attacks, enable safer access for humanitarian aid and create the space needed to establish moderate governance and basic services. (Source: Syrian Coalition)