Timeline | Recent developments across Syria
August 3, 2021
-SOHR activists have reported that the Iranian Cultural Center in al-Mayadeen city has employed several persons with monthly salaries to distribute flyers in the streets and markets to advertise their activities and symposiums.
-SOHR activists have monitored the access of patrols affiliated to the military security service, today, in Ghoutah al-Sharqiya coming from Damascus. The patrols have toured Arbeen, Masraba, Kafrbanta, hamouriayah, Saqba, and Zmalka neighborhood after two unidentified young men have cut the road yesterday between Arbeen city and Madera with flamed tire to support Daraa that has witnessed military operations and besiege on Daraa al-Balad.
-SOHR activists have reported that residents in Tafs area in Daraa countryside have staged a demonstration, expressing solidarity with Daraa al-Balad people who are under a siege imposed by regime forces and their proxy militias.
In a related context, SOHR has monitored ongoing civilian exodus from Dara al-Balad and surrounding areas to Daraa al-Mahattah and surrounding villages in order to be stay away from a possible military operation in the case that negotiations between the Central Committee in Hawaran and regime forces, under Russian supervision, fail.
On the other hand, regime forces continued their sporadic attacks with heavy machineguns on some towns and cities in Daraa.
Today, SOHR activists had reported new de-escalation reached in Daraa that would continue till midnight of Tuesday and would coincide with the beginning of a new round of negotiations between the regime officer and the Russians on one hand and central committee in Hawran on the other.
It is worth noting that the central committee in Hawran submitted a proposal that demands the entry of the forces of the 15th Division and the military security escorting by the 8th Brigade that is backed by Russia into positions in Daraa al-Balad districts along with carrying out limited searching operations for some houses in the presence of the central committee in Hawran, and hold the forces of the 4th Division accountable for killing civilians under Russian supervision. The committee also demanded access of the Russian military police to the Daraa al-Balad to monitor the implementation of the deal in addition to withdraw reinforcement of the 4th Division from around Daraa city. Talks held upon the proposal amid cautious clam that prevails Daraa al-Balad.
Earlier this morning, SOHR activists reported renewing clashes between the regime forces and its security service on one hand and local gunmen on the other after the militants have attacked the regime checkpoints in Nawy city western Daraa.
Meanwhile, a mortar shell has been dropped on Mazar’a Taafas neighborhood in western Daraa where a post of the regime-backed militia is stationed. Also, clashes continue sporadically at the frontline in Daraa al-Balad in Daraa city between the regime and the 4th Division forces on one hand and local militants on the other, where the latter has broken vehicles of the forces while they were targeting the area amid information about deaths and wounds.
On the other hand, local gunmen in Da’al have bombarded the police station of the air intelligence in the city after it has been evacuated of its members.
-SOHR sources have reported death of the 1st Division that is serving under control of the Turkish-backed national army in a land mine explosion that targeted their car on their way to Arab Hassan neighborhood in eastern Aleppo countryside.
-SOHR activists have reported that members of the military police’s checkpoint in Azaz city have arrested a young man from al-Ziyara village in Shirawa district in Afrin countryside on August 1st, while he was attempting to cross into Turkish territories through the countryside of Azaz city in north Aleppo countryside.
On the other hand, a joint patrol of Turkish intelligence service and military police has arrested a civilian and his son from Shorba village in Maabatly district and took them to Maabatly district for unknown charges.
SOHR sources have also reported that a group of sheepherders in Kafrdally village felled and sabotaged more than 40 olive trees yesterday, which were planted in the area between Kafrdally Tahtani village and Faqiran village.
This incident came two days after Turkish-backed al-Hamza Division had removed several checkpoints in Kafrdally Tahtani, Kafrdally Foqani, Maarrata, Mazen and Faqiran villages.
-SOHR activists have reported that SDF patrols have been combing crossings that are used for smuggling oil to the regime-held areas in eastern Deir Ezzor since 5 am and the security campaign is still continuing till now. The campaign has resulted in burning some pipelines in al-Shaheel countryside and seized some pumps.
-SOHR activists, in Putin-Eroghan area, have documented heavy ground bombardment by the regime forces in the western countryside in Aleppo province for the second time on row, where they have targeted with artillery and rocket fire areas in Kafr Ta’al, kafr Amah, teqad, al-Betroon, and other others there. The forces have also targeted with a guided missile the area around Jafr Nouran in western Aleppo, but no causalities shave been reported yet. The forces have also bombarded in the mid night cities and villages in Jabal al-Zawiyah in southern Idlib countryside.
-SOHR activists have reported fall of a scouting drones due to technical failure while it was shooting the frontline in western Aleppo countryside. It fell near kafr Nouran town in western Aleppo countryside.