Full control of Jisr a-Shughour in rebel sights





west IdlibMay 11, 2015http://syriadirect.org/news/syria-direct-news-update-5-11/Rebel forces are meters away from the last regime stronghold in the vicinity of Jisr a-Shughour after Jabhat a-Nusra fighters conducted a commando-style suicide operation targeting the National Hospital building, a local media activist from the city told Syria Direct Monday. “The emergency wing has been totally destroyed, and regime forces inside the building are almost defeated,” said Tareq Abdul-Haq. In Sunday's attack, one JAN fighter blew himself up in a booby-trapped vehicle before others entered the building, reported pro-opposition Sham News Network. It was not immediately clear whether the fighters who conducted the raid had been killed. Concurrent with the fighting around the National Hospital, rebels held off regime forces on several fronts around Jisr a-Shugour, including the Sugar Factory directly to the southeast of the city and on the Ariha-Jisr a-Shuhour road, reported al-Hayat. Those fronts are still active as of publishing, said Abdul Haq. “Army and armed forces units gained fire-based control over all the axes leading to Jisr a-Shuhour,” reported state-owned news agency SANA Sunday. Among the 40 air raids the regime conducted on Jisr a-Shughour and its outskirts Sunday, two targeted a unit of the National Hospital, suggesting that rebels were inside, reported the SOHR. Roughly 250 regime soldiers are holed up in the hospital, including some high-level officials, reported pan-Arab daily al-Hayat Monday.
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Rebel forces are meters away from the last regime stronghold in the vicinity of Jisr a-Shughour after Jabhat a-Nusra fighters conducted a commando-style suicide operation targeting the National Hospital building, a local media activist from the city told Syria Direct Monday. “The emergency wing has been totally destroyed, and regime forces inside the building are almost defeated,” said Tareq Abdul-Haq. In Sunday's attack, one JAN fighter blew himself up in a booby-trapped vehicle before others entered the building, reported pro-opposition Sham News Network. It was not immediately clear whether the fighters who conducted the raid had been killed. Concurrent with the fighting around the National Hospital, rebels held off regime forces on several fronts around Jisr a-Shugour, including the Sugar Factory directly to the southeast of the city and on the Ariha-Jisr a-Shuhour road, reported al-Hayat. Those fronts are still active as of publishing, said Abdul Haq. “Army and armed forces units gained fire-based control over all the axes leading to Jisr a-Shuhour,” reported state-owned news agency SANA Sunday. Among the 40 air raids the regime conducted on Jisr a-Shughour and its outskirts Sunday, two targeted a unit of the National Hospital, suggesting that rebels were inside, reported the SOHR. Roughly 250 regime soldiers are holed up in the hospital, including some high-level officials, reported pan-Arab daily al-Hayat Monday.