The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Southern Syria | IED explodes killing two children in Daraa al-Balad

Daraa governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of two children in an IED explosion in the al-Manshiyeh neighbourhood in Daraa al-Balad in southern Syria.

This comes in light of the escalating security chaos across Daraa province.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented today the injury of two young men, after being shot by unidentified gunmen in Tal Jumou’ area in the western countryside of Daraa. The two young men were taken to Nawa Hospital. The incident comes in light of the ongoing security chaos in Daraa.  On Saturday, SOHR sources said that an IED exploded, while a car carrying a leader of the 8th Brigade of the pro-Russian Fifth Corps was passing near the village of Khirbet in Dar’a countryside. No casualties were reported.

The leader was a former leader in local factions in the region, before he struck a reconciliation deal in mid-2018.

Since the beginning of the security chaos in Dar’a in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 1,013 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 690 persons, categorised as follows:

  • 189 civilians, including 12 women and 21 children
  • 320 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services.
  • 129 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.
  • 25 Syrian militiamen affiliated to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces.
  • 27 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.