The battle for the last scrap of land held by ISIS has taken longer than expected.
Rebels Defeat Dictator in Daraa
Syria rebels overrun the 49th Air Defense Battalion in Alma in Horan in the Daraa Region on April 3rd, 2013. Syrian rebels captured a military base in the country's south on Wednesday after days of heavy fighting, activists said, in the latest advance by opposition fighters near the strategic border area with Jordan. Opposition fighters battling President Bashar Assad's troops have been chipping away at the regime's hold on the southern part of the country in recent weeks with the help of an influx of foreign-funded weapons. Their aim is to secure a corridor from the Jordanian border to Damascus in preparation for an eventual assault on the capital.