Members of the Free Syrian Army gained control over a military base in the northern town of Daret Ezzah after heavy fighting with government troops.
The rebels said they co-ordinated the attack with a group of defectors inside the base 30 miles northwest of Aleppo province.
“The Free Army battalions in western rural Aleppo liberated the battalion 1041 in the area of Jabal al Sheikh Barakat in the town of Daret Ezzah,” army defector Abu Jehad said.
“Thank God, we have full control over the location with the help of defecting soldiers from inside the battalion. We seized all artillery including anti-aircraft systems and light personal weapons.”