World Bulletin / News Desk
According to information provided by the group and other local sources, opposition forces managed to seize the village of Nahshaba and the nearby hills of Telal Rasha, Al-Burkan, Al-Dabbabat and Al-Malek in the Jabal al-Akrad area.
The military gains took place within the context of an ongoing opposition offensive dubbed "Operation Ashuraa".
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests -- which had erupted as part of the Arab Spring uprisings -- with unexpected ferocity.
The Syrian Center for Policy Research, a Beirut-based NGO, has put the death toll from the six-year-old conflict at more than 470,000.