المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security chaos in Daraa | Mayor assassination brings death toll in 24 hours to three

Daraa province: Unknown gunmen shot Etman town mayor in the countryside of Daraa, which resulted in his instant death. Accordingly, the death toll due to the ongoing security chaos in Daraa in 24 hours to three. Syrian Observatory activists had reported that unknown gunmen shot dead two civilians work in car trade business while they were near al-Jabaliya village in the western countryside of Daraa city.

 

Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 1,096 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 750 persons, categorised as follows:

 

  • 209 civilians, including 13 women and 22 children

 

  • 350 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services.

 

  • 134 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.

 

  • 26 Syrian militiamen affiliated to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces.

 

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

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