Battle of Bosra (2015)
|Battle of Bosra|
|Part of the Syrian Civil War|
Map showing the rebel offensive to seize Bosra
Free Syrian Army|
Islamic Muthanna Movement
|Imam al-Hussein Brigade|
|Commanders and leaders|
Gen. Bashar al-Zoubi|
(Southern Front leader)
(Shabab alsunna brigade leader)
Abu Kadhim Khudr †|
(Imam al-Hussein Brigade commander)
|Casualties and losses|
|4 civilians killed|
On 21 March 2015, the offensive was launched by rebels on Syrian Army positions in and around Bosra.
On 24 March 2015, rebels advanced in the town and besieged a number of soldiers in the ancient citadel, which the Army relieved after a counterattack. The Syrian Air Force launched 10 airstrikes on the town, while 30 barrel bombs were also dropped that day. The Army also fired rockets on the nearby Maaraba hospital, where injured rebels were being treated, which completely levelled the building.
On 25 March 2015, FSA rebels backed by Islamist factions captured the town and its UNESCO archaeological sites. According to a pro-government source, Army and militia units retreated from their positions in the town after the promised reinforcements were not deployed.
On 29 March, local clashes took place in Glen town between the Islamic Muthanna Movement and al-Sunna lions brigade after an "argument" occurred about dividing the seized weapons and ammunition from Bosra. One fighter from the Islamic Muthanna Movement was killed, while three fighters were injured from both sides in the clashes.
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