Responsible for killing 21 regime-backed militiamen | “Al-Ghayth Forces” blow up the house of ex-commander in western Daraa
Daraa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources say that members of “Al-Ghayth Forces”, a prominent military formation of the 4th Division, blew up the house of “Abu Tariq Al-Subaihi”, the former opposition commander who is responsible for the ambush which left 21 members of regime intelligence service and 4th Division dead yesterday.
It is worth noting that the commander and his family escaped yesterday from the house which is located in Al-Muzayreb town on the road to Al-Yadoudah in western Daraa.
SOHR sources reported earlier this morning that regime forces and 4th Division brought in new military reinforcement to their positions in the “Al-Rai Foundation” on the eastern outskirts of the town of Al-Muzayrib, as tanks, soldiers, military and logistical supplies arrived in the area. This development follows yesterday’s ambush by a group affiliated to a former commander of opposition factions on the road between Al-Muzayrib and al-Yadoudah which left great human losses among the members of 4th Division and regime intelligence service. Meanwhile, tense calm prevailed throughout the region with a state of high alert by all sides.
Yesterday, SOHR activists documented a spike in the number of fatalities in an ambush nearby Al-Muzayreb town in western Daraa, as 21 members of regime intelligence service and 4th Division were killed, while five other soldiers injured, some seriously.
A few hours earlier, SOHR activists documented the death of 12 members of regime intelligence service and 4th Division in an ambush by gunmen affiliated to a former opposition commander called “Abu Tariq Al-Subaihi” nearby Al-Muzayreb town in the western countryside of Daraa. Violent clashes erupted between regime members and the attackers, while regime forces sent large military reinforcement to the area.
It is worth noting that Al-Muzayreb town in rural Daraa is free of regime forces and it is completely under the control of ex-fighters of opposition factions. The town also experienced dramatic developments a few weeks ago, before an agreement was reached under Russia’s sponsorship and guarantees on January 26.
SOHR sources reported earlier in the morning that regime security services attempted to storm the headquarters of “Abu Tariq Al-Subaihi”, a former opposition commander who is responsible for the killing of nine members of regime security services in an attack on Al-Muzayreb police outpost in early May 2020. According to SOHR sources, fierce clashes erupted between the commander and several gunmen from the area on one hand, and security groups affiliated to regime forces which attempted to storm the ex-commander’s headquarters in an area between Al-Yadoudah and Al-Muzayreb towns in the western countryside of Daraa on the other.
The clashes left casualties on both sides, amid growing security tension in the area. Meanwhile, regime forces fired several rockets on the area, just after the violent clashes.