The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

East of Daraa | New assassination targeting head of town

Daraa governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR sources say that the head of al-Msifra town in eastern Daraa countryside was injured and taken to hospital, as a result of an assassination attempt in the town, as he was shot by unknown assailants.

Yesterday, SOHR activists said that unidentified gunmen targeted a checkpoint of the Air-Force Intelligence branch in the town of Tsiel, west of Daraa, slightly injuring a member of the checkpoint, before the gunmen fled.

Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 886 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 587 persons, categorised as follows:

  • 161 civilians, including 12 women and 16 children 
  • 264 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services
  • 114 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.