Instability in Daraa | Clashes erupt between “military security” members and local gunmen in Um Al-Mayazen, leaving casualties
Daraa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Syrian Observatory activists have monitored fierce clashes yesterday evening in Um Al-Mayazen town in the eastern countryside of Daraa, between members of the regime’s “military security service” and gunmen from the town.
The clashes, which lasted for nearly three hours, were accompanied by exchange of fire, leaving casualties on both sides. The reasons behind this fight have been known so far, while tension is growing in the town.
Since the beginning of security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 670 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 448 persons, and they are as follows:
- 122 civilians, including 12 women and 15 children
- 208 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services
- 79 fighters of the faction who struck “reconciliation and settlements” deals with the regime and became in the ranks of regime’s security branches, including former commanders
- 23 Syrian militiamen affiliated to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces
- 22 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.