As attacks against the regime forces and their allies in Daraa Province increase, work continues to establish “Jaysh al-Janoub” to counter Iran’s expanding influence in the area
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that discussions are still underway between regional states and leaders of opposition factions in the Syrian south, of who left towards Jordan after the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them took control of Daraa, in order to reach an agreed formula regarding to the future military structure expected to be announced in the near future under the name of “Jaysh al-Janoub” (Army of the South), where it will be supported militarily and logistically by regional countries and its main task will be to fight the Iranian presence in the Syrian south and reduce its influence, after the latter became the master of area through the converting to Shiism operations, and through recruiting hundreds of men and young men, while Daraa province is witnessing an escalation in assassinations and targeting against the regime forces and militias loyal to them since last June 2019, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 5th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory published on the 5th of September 2019 that sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that meetings are taking place on a daily basis between leaders of opposition factions who left Daraa towards Jordan, after the regime forces and militias loyal to them took control of southern Syria, and the sources added that these meetings come in order to work and form a new military body under the name of the “South Army,” and its mission is to fight the Iranian presence in the Syrian south with the support of MOC, but this is still in the study phase until now, where consultations and meetings are being held to be turned into reality on the ground during the coming period, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 24th of September 2019 that the security chaos still heads the daily scene in Daraa province represented by killing, assassinations and detonations, and in this context, an IED exploded in Daraa Al-Balad in front of a house, which caused material damage without leaving injuries, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today, Tuesday, that the targeting continues and escalates significantly against members of the Syrian regime forces and their collaborators in Daraa province south of Syria, where the Syrian Observatory learned that gunmen assassinated one of the collaborators with one of the regime’s security branches, he was shot in Tal Shihab town in the western countryside of Daraa which killed him instantly, raising to more than 112, the number of attacks and assassination attempts took place in various forms and methods by detonating bombs, mines, booby-trapped cars, and firing with light and medium weapons, since June 2019 until this day, raising to 71, the number of people killed in the same period of time, they are 8 civilians including 2 women and a child, 35 of the regime forces and militiamen. loyal to them and collaborators of the security forces and regime institutions, 14 fighters of the faction who carried out “reconciliation and settlements” and became in the ranks of regime’s security branches, including former commanders, and of the 9 Syrian militias of the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces, in addition to 5 of what is known as the 5th Corps which was established by Russia.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday the 23rd of September 2019, that a body of unknown person was found by residents of the eastern countryside of Daraa; on the road between the towns of Western al-Gharya and Sayda, and it turned out that the body belongs to a young man from Qara town of Qalamoun in Rif Dimashq, and he gone missing 4 days ago after he entered by his car from Naseeb border crossing with Jordan coming from outside the country, after 9 years of absence in Saudi Arabia.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 23rd of September 2019 that a violent explosion was heard today in the northern countryside of Daraa, it turned to be caused by an IED planted by unidentified person, exploded in a vehicle carrying an officer colonel of the 5th Brigade in the regime forces on the road between Bosr al-Harir town and Izraa city north of Daraa, which resulted in the injury of the colonel.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday the 21st of September 2019, that a violent explosion was heard in the eastern countryside of Daraa today, Saturday, it turned to be caused by the explosion of an IED in a caravan of members of the regime forces affiliated to Brigade 52 on the road to between the towns of Al-Darah and Skaka east of Daraa, which caused human losses in the ranks of the members.
While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today a new attack carried out by unknown people against a site of gunmen loyal to the regime forces in al-Sanamin city in Daraa countryside, which killed a member of the factions who made a “settlement and reconciliation,” also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 2 of the regime forces affected by injuries they had in the explosion of an IED targeted their bus in al-Meftrah area on the road between al-Dahiya neighborhood and al-Yadudeh town on the 17th of July 2019.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of September 2019 that since the regime regained control of Daraa province entirely with its allied militias and with Russian mediation agreements and settlements, Daraa has become an area filled with conflicts between all parties, starting from the Iran-Russian cold war there by attempts by each party to extend their full influence over the entire province, where the Irani influence is generally concentrated east of Daraa, while the Russian influence is concentrated in the western part of the province, while the Syrian regime’s role is limited to the its forces’ abuse of the citizens there, like looting and arbitrary arrests despite the “reconciliations and settlements”, not to mention the gradually escalating security chaos, which is pursuing the regime forces, members, and those who collaborate with the security forces and regime’s institutions, where unknown armed groups emerged as rejection of any form of presence of the regime and its institutions and allies in the area, most notably of which was the forming of what is known as the “Popular Resistance”, in addition to talking about forming a new military structure under the name of “Jaysh al-Janoub” (Army of the South) to fight Iranian influence which is increasingly spreading in Daraa, in addition to liquidations between the forces controlling the area.