Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized a renowned historic government stronghold located at the Syrian-Jordan border pushing out Syrian soldiers from the region.
This comes after a four-day intense war between the opposition activists and the rebels in Syria. The fall of Busra al-Sham located in southern Syria into the hands of the rebels is quite a blow to the Syrian government.
The town has for ages been Syria’s historical heritage and was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of its Roman stadium.
For the rebels, the town’s capture is a strategic gain both because of its geographical location and symbolism. The town was previously under total control of the Syria President Bashar Assad’s forces and served as the government’s stronghold.
The town which is a few kilometers from Jordan has experienced intensified wars as from Saturday.
Although sources say that the rebels have done no major destruction on the citadel, some of the historic sites and facilities around the region have all been pulled down.