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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Fresh attack | 4th Division bombarded Daraa al-Balad with fire, security regime service withdrew from new posts in countryside

Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported on Sunday afternoon drop of bombardments by the 4th Division in Daraa amid tense calm that controlled the province. Moreover, regime forces and security service have withdrawn more checkpoints in Daraa countryside, and air intelligence has also withdrawn from their bases in Qerfa town in north Daraa, and also pulled their checkpoint in Da’al in middle Daraa countryside.

The attacks and withdrawal came amid cautious waiting for applying a Russian-mediated deal to deploy the 5th Division forces on other several checkpoints and posts in Daraa al-Balad.

Concerning the deal, SOHR activists have learnt that a leader of a group who has been listed among the wanted for deportation to north Syria whose name is Hafwo who extremely rejected his deportation amid information of his flee into the desert. Another leader of another group whose name is Abou Ta’agha also refused the deportation.

Earlier in the day, SOHR activists reported cautious clam across Daraa in southern Syria after reaching a deal between the Russian forces and the central committee in Hawran for deporting 132 of the security wanted people to north Syria amid rejection of several names to leave Daraa for other areas, while reports added the a final deal will be reached at 12 am.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that regime forces and the 4th Division have interrupted the tense calm in Daraa province one again, as several rockets hit Daraa al-Balad and Tariq al-Sadd neighbourhoods, along with medium machinegun fire on Daraa al-Balad. However, no casualties have been reported.
Meanwhile, negotiations are still underway in order to reach a settlement and put an end to the state of tension and military escalation in the region, amid reports of reaching an agreement stipulating for the evacuation of 130 persons to north Syria region, while no further details on the agreement’s other terms have been reported so far.
On the other hand, local gunmen delivered regime soldiers captured in the eastern countryside of Daraa to the 52nd Brigade in al-Harak, after mediation by the Russian-backed 8th Brigade, but the local gunmen kept holding several regime soldiers in west Daraa countryside.
SOHR sources have confirmed that the Russians are blaming the local gunmen for the current situation in Daraa.
Daraa province: SOHR activists documented the death of more civilians, soldiers and fighters who were killed during the recent dramatic developments throughout Daraa since Thursday, July 29, which brings the total death to 32 people. The breakdown of fatalities was as follows:
-12 civilians were killed in attacks by regime forces with machineguns, shells and rockets, and they were as follows:
• Three civilians, including a child, in Daraa al-Balad
• A man in Jasim
• A child on the road between Namer and Kherbet Ghazala
• A woman and her little son, three other children and two men in al-Yadouda.
-11 local fighters were killed in shelling and clashes with regime forces, and they were as follows:
• Five fighters in Daraa al-Balad
• A fighter in Jasim
• A fighter in al-Muzayrib
• Four fighters in the surrounding areas of Tafas, including a commander whom regime forces asked to leave to north Syria
-Nine regime soldiers and militiamen of the 4th Division were killed in clashes with the local fighters in Daraa city and west and east Daraa countryside.
The death toll is expected to rise further as the bombardment and clashes left several persons injured, some seriously. There are unconfirmed reports of more casualties.

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