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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security campaign | Regime forces search for suspects and military deserters in village near border with occupied Golan

Al-Quneitra Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Regime forces have launched a security campaign in Ruwayhina village in the middle countryside of Al-Quneitra, near the occupied Golan, where they stormed several civilian houses, searching for suspects and young people who passed their date of joining the mandatory service in regime’s military. Regime forces left the village after establishing a security checkpoint near Um Batnah town.

 

This development comes in the wake of assassinations and attacks on checkpoints affiliated to regime forces and militias close to the Lebanese Hezbollah in this region. SOHR activists documented yesterday the death of three regime soldiers and injury of others in an attack by unknown gunmen, using machineguns and IEDs, on a regime military checkpoint in Ruwayhina area in Al-Quneitra countryside, nearly two kilometres away from the demilitarize zone in the occupied Golan.

 

Observatory sources had reported an armed attack on a military checkpoint of regime forces in Al-Quneitra countryside, hours after an IED explosion in a military vehicle of the “Golan Regiment” ” in Al-Qusayba village in southern countryside of Al-Quneitra.

 

SOHR sources documented earlier the death of a member of the “Golan Regiment” which is close to the Lebanese Hezbollah, succumbing to his wounds sustained yesterday in an IED explosion in a military vehicle belonging to the “Golan Regiment” in Al-Qusayba village in southern countryside of Al-Quneitra, near the occupied Syrian Golan, bringing the death toll to two members.

 

On January 11, SOHR sources reported that unknown gunmen opened fire, in the early hours of Monday morning, on a post of the regime’s ally forces of “Golan Regiment”, which is close to the Lebanese Hezbollah, in Jaba town in Al-Quneitra countryside. The attack resulted in the death of a member of “Golan Regiment”.

 

While on January 7, Observatory activists said the IED which exploded earlier that morning in a car carrying people on the road to Mumtanah in the central countryside of Al-Quneitra, targeted a former opposition leader of the “Martyrs of Al-Quneitra” faction who struck a reconciliation deal and joined the Military Security “branch 220” with several members of the faction. The explosion killed the leader and injured three other people who were escorting him.

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