Daraa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Syrian Observatory activists have reported an attack on Zayzoun checkpoint in Yarmouk Basin area in the western countryside of Daraa. According to SOHR sources, unknown gunmen opened machinegun fire on the regime checkpoint, but no casualties have been reported.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that attacks continued on checkpoints of regime forces and security services in different areas of Daraa province, as Observatory activists monitored several armed attacks by unknown gunmen, which targeted 12 checkpoints in a few hours, in support of the western countryside of Daraa, particularly Tafas city. The attacked checkpoints were the following:
- A checkpoint of the 4th Division in western countryside of Daraa.
- A checkpoint between the eastern and western Al-Gharya in eastern Daraa.
- A checkpoint of Air-Force Intelligence between Sayda and the western Al-Gharya in eastern Daraa.
- A checkpoint of Air-Force Intelligence in Al-Karak Al-Sharqi in eastern Daraa.
- Two checkpoints of the state security service in Jasim in northern Daraa.
- A checkpoint on the outskirts of Bosra Al-Sham.
- A checkpoint in Al-Sahwa.
- A checkpoint on the road between Tasil and Nawa, and other checkpoints in Daraa countryside.
After these attacks, regime forces brought in military reinforcement to secure and boost their checkpoints. It is worth noting that these attacks left no casualties.
Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 882 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 586 persons, categorised as follows:
- 161 civilians, including 12 women and 16 children
- 264 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services
- 113 fighters of factions that 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
- 25 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.