Military build-up | Regime reinforcement reach northern countryside of Daraa, deploying in Sheikh Miskin city and outskirts
SOHR sources have monitored military reinforcement of regime forces arriving in the city of Sheikh Miskin coming from the camps of the city of Izra’a in Daraa countryside. Regime forces were deployed at several security checkpoints in addition to setting up new checkpoints on the city roundabout, as well as tightening security on the roads surrounding the city.
Meanwhile, regime forces took over civilian homes and turned them into military barracks, after expelling the homeowners.
This comes after the killing of two regime soldiers of the 61st Brigade in the area.
On September 12, SOHR activists documented the killing of an assistant and a soldier of the regime’s “61st Brigade” after being shot by unknown gunmen, while they were in front of a shop of motorcycle spare parts in Sheikh Maskin city in Daraa countryside.
Sheikh Meskin city is one of the largest cities in the northern countryside of Daraa, and a center for Iranian militias and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, after regime forces took control of the area in 2016.