Medical sources said that 10 civilians were killed, including children, and that dozens were wounded, in a bombardment that used barrel bombs and was carried out by Assad regime helicopters on Tuesday. The civilians had been sheltering in a school in the town of Ain al-Tinah in the southern Quneitra countryside.
The sources said that the martyrs were civilians who had been displaced from the northern Daraa countryside and moved to the Quneitra countryside to be spared the bombardments of the Assad regime on their villages and cities.
In the same context, the Turkish Anadolu agency reported that regime forces continued their advance toward the border with the Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israel.
Assad’s forces took control of the town of Masharah which is 15 kilometers from the border after taking control of the al-Hara town in the northern Daraa countryside.
With the regime’s advance, the opposition in Daraa province only controls the town of Nawa in the province’s western countryside, amid predictions that regime forces will continue their attempts to advance up to the border with the Golan.
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