Members of the Syrian Free Army reportedly gained control over a
military base in the northern town of Daret Ezzah this week after
heavy fighting with government troops.
According to the British Telegraph, the rebels said they coordinated
the attack with a group of defectors inside the base.
"The Free Army battalions in western rural Aleppo liberated Battalion
1041 in the area of Jabal al Sheikh Barakat in the town of Daret
Ezzah," an army defector named Abu Jihad said.
"Thank God, we have full control over the location with the help of
defecting soldiers from inside the battalion. We seized all artillery
including anti-aircraft systems and light personal weapons," he added.
The United Nations says more than 10,000 people have been killed by
Bashar al-Assad´s government forces since the outbreak of violent
riots against his rule in March 2011. The regime says at least 2,600
members of the military and other security forces have been killed by
what it says are foreign-backed "Islamist terrorists."
Opposition forces also stormed a pro-government satellite news
television station Wednesday, killing three.