Army base surrounded near Maarat al-Numan
The Syrian army is trying to send reinforcements to an army base just east of the rebel-controlled town of Maarat al-Numan, a rebel fighter told the Guardian.
Mosa’ab Taha from a rebel brigade in the town told our colleague, Mona Mahmood, that the base at Wadi al-Daif was surrounded by opposition fighters.The nearest reinforcements are more than 15km away where they are being held at rebel controlled checkpoint, Taha said. Two other convoys of reinforcements have also been dispatched, he added. One of them is pinned down at fuel depot south-east Khan Sheikhoun. The second convoy was stopped in the Besida area, 7km north Khan Sheikhoun.
Shelling by all kinds of aircraft against Maarat al-Numan hasn’t stopped for seven days. They shelled us with rockets and cluster bombs and even poisoned bombs. A artillery base 22 km from Ma'arat Al-Nua'aman has been hitting us day and night.Video from activists purports to show fighting around the Wadi al-Daif base....
Ma'arat Al-N'aman is now deserted, all the people fled after barrels of expolsivves were dropped damaging the houses.