المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces target the vicinity of Khalkhala Military Airbase and al-Lajat area few days after they reduced their presence in the area

The sounds of gunfire and explosions were heard in the north-eastern sector of Daraa countryside, and the adjacent north-western countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, caused by targeting by the regime forces to this area, which is near Khalkhala Military Airbase, which witnessed on the 1st of August 2018, the second surprising attack by the organization in the countryside of the province, since the 25th of July 2018, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a sudden attack on al-Khalkhala Airbase by a group of the organization after midnight of Tuesday – Wednesday, the 1st of August 2018, which targeted at the inside of the Airbase by several rocket shells which caused explosions that caused destruction and damage to military equipment inside the al-Khalkhala Airbase, and resulted in the death of 7 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them.

While the Syrian Observatory published on the 12th of August 2018, that al-Lajat area in the northeastern countryside of Daraa is witnessing a better security conditions, where sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the regime forces have withdrawn from positions and checkpoints in al-Lajat and other villages, but stayed in some other villages, and on the roads between the villages of al-Lajat area, and even more in areas in the vicinity of al-Lajat area in the northeastern countryside of Daraa, and these withdrawals came after by wide-scale raids and arrests by the regime forces in the past days, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 7th of August 2018 that the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them are continuing to clamp down on the citizens and residents of Al-Lajat area, in the north-western sector of Daraa countryside, where local sources informed the Syrian Observatory that tens of residents were taken by the regime forces from their houses and were transported from villages in Al-Lajat area, under the pretext of declaring the villages, of which residents were brought out, as a military zone, and to secure Khalkhala Military Airbase, which was subjected few days ago to a violent attack by the “Islamic State” organization, during which it managed to kill 7 members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, and caused damage and destruction to the equipment inside the airbase, which is located at the administrative border of the north-western countryside of Al-Suwaidaa with the north-eastern countryside of Daraa, while the Syrian Observatory monitored yesterday, that resentment is prevailing the province of Daraa, specially the north-eastern sector of its countryside, as a result of the ongoing raids for the 4th consecutive day, by the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them.

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