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Daraa’s Al-Sanamin: security alert and demonstrations take place in different cities and towns of Daraa, and several killed or wounded during clashes 

Daraa Governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

SOHR sources say that the city of Tafas has experienced security tension as regime forces, backed by tanks, attempted to storm the city today, while former opposition fighters have managed to repel those attempts.

At least three members of opposition factions have been killed by a tank shell targeting their positions while repeling regime forces, and others injured as a result of shelling and targeting.

This development comes after storming of the city of Al-Sanamin in the morning.

On the other hand, several demonstrations have took place in Bosra al-Sham, Kahil and Daraa al-Balad demanding the withdrawal of regime forces from the city of Al-Sanamin.

SOHR sources have reported earlier that popular resentment has been significantly growing in different areas in Daraa province, against the backdrop of the recent developments in Al-Sanamin city. Clashes are still underway inside the city between former fighters of the factions on one hand, and regime forces and loyalists armed with heavy weapons as well as tanks on the other.

According to SOHR sources, opposition former fighters attacked the checkpoint of Jilin Housing, west of Daraa, and controlled it, captured two regime soldiers in Al-Karak Al-Sharqi town, blocked the routes to Daraa city from the side of its western countryside, and clashed with regime forces in a security detachment in Tafas town.

Those separate attacks come as a response to the regime security crackdown in Al-Sanamayn city.

SOHR activists have documented the killing of three civilians, including a child, due to the regime ground offensive and shelling on Al-Sanamayn city.

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