| Free Syrian Army fighters fire at Syrian army soldiers during a fierce firefight in Daraa al-Balad, Syria, Monday March 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)|
"Fighters from the Nusra Front, Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, and other battalions seized control of the 38th division air defence base, near the town of
Saida on the Damascus-Amman highway, after 16
days of fierce clashes," the Observatory said.
The Nusra Front is an Islamist militant group suspected of links to al Qaeda and blacklisted by the
as a "terrorist group". Its forces, which include foreign fighters,
have come to increasing prominence in the revolt.
Read more:The Nusra is so formidable on the battlefield, when they arrive at the front line with they black banner flag and when criminal assad military personals see the flag alone they are running away! As some media said. The are like a special force in any military! .
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com)