Assassinations | Two brothers of the 4th Division shot dead in western Daraa • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Assassinations | Two brothers of the 4th Division shot dead in western Daraa

Daraa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented the death of two brothers after being shot by unknown gunmen on the road to Al-Ajami in the western countryside of Daraa. According to SOHR sources, the two brothers were settled-status members of the 4th Division, headed by Maher Al-Assad the brother of the Syrian regime’s president.

 

It is worth noting that the incident coincides with the large military reinforcement brought in by regime forces to the western countryside of Daraa.

 

Yesterday, reliable sources told SOHR that regime forces stationed in the “Irrigation Foundation” in the east of Al-Muzayreb town in the western countryside of Daraa open intensive and indiscriminate machinegun fire in the area, which sparked a state of panic among the area’s residents.

 

SOHR sources had reported that regime forces brought in new reinforcement to the western countryside of Daraa, as nearly 15 vehicles carrying soldiers and heavy machineguns were stationed in the “Irrigation Foundation” in Al-Muzayreb town. Meanwhile, popular concern was prevailing among the area’s residents who were fear of a large-scale campaign under the pretext of searching for suspects.

 

Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 974 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 657 persons, categorised as follows:

 

  • 180 civilians, including 12 women and 17 children

 

  • 305 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services

 

  • 121 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

 

  • 26 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.