Deteriorating security | Six attacks occur in Daraa province in 24 hours • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Deteriorating security | Six attacks occur in Daraa province in 24 hours

Daraa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have reported that unknown gunmen opened fire on a van carrying five young people, including individuals with settled-status, in Tel Shehab town in Daraa countryside. The attack left two people dead while the others sustained various injuries.


On the other hand, unknown assailants attacked headquarters of the 4th Division using an IED in Kherbet Qays area in western Daraa, but no casualties have been reported.


Also, a member of the 4th Division was injured due to an assassination attempt by unknown gunmen who opened fire on him in al-Yadoudah camp in Daraa countryside.


SOHR sources had reported that unknown gunmen shot dead a civilian young man in al-Yadoudah town in the western countryside of Daraa. It is worth noting that the victim was a former member of opposition factions operating in Daraa province.


Moreover, SOHR sources reported that an officer of the regime’s military intelligence branch was shot dead by unknown gunmen on the road between Sajnah and Al-Dahiyah areas in Daraa city.


While, two regime soldiers were shot dead by unknown gunmen this afternoon on the road to al-Shuhadaa cemetery in Nawa city in the western countryside of Daraa.


Meanwhile, regime forces were seen in high alert, along with bringing in military reinforcement to the area, including pickup vehicles with submachine guns installed over them.


Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 1,016 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 698 persons, categorised as follows:


·       193 civilians, including 12 women and 21 children


·       324 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.


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