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Fighters from a coalition of rebel groups called "Jaish al Fateh", also known as "Army of Fatah" (Conquest Army), stand on a tank in an underpass near Psoncol town after saying they had taken control of it, on a highway that heads to Latakia, in the Idlib countryside, Syria June 6, 2015.REUTERS/Mohamad Bayoush

Activist Group Says Syrian Army, Allied Group Drive Rebels from Air Base in South

The Syrian army and allied fighters have driven insurgents from parts of an air base they had seized in the southern province of Sweida, an activist group monitoring the conflict reported Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based activist group that tracks the war, said the insurgents had evacuated parts of al-Thala air base taken in an advance Wednesday. “There is a rebel retreat,” said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory.

Heavy Syrian army air strikes and reinforcements drafted in from nearby Sweida city had helped repel the rebel advance, he said.

Source: The Daily Star

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