Daraa under siege | Helicopters fly over Southern Syria, while clashes erupt between regime forces and local gunmen on several frontlines in Daraa
Daraa province: SOHR activists have monitored a helicopter flying over Daraa city, which convinced with armed clashes with heavy and medium weapons between local fighters and the regime-backed 4th Division on the frontlines of al-Manshiya frontline and Tareeq al-Sad neighborhood. However, no casualties have been reported yet.
SOHR activists had reported that the humanitarian situation was worsening in Daraa al-Balad amid the ongoing siege on the civilians, where food and bread were decreasing despite the promises of the province dignitaries had received to lift the siege of Daraa al-Balad’s neighborhood, al-Sad and al-Mokhayam road, in addition to a halt of the military operations. However, these promises hadn’t been fulfilled yet.
The negotiations have been suspended for nearly 72 hours, as the final meeting was held in Daraa’s Stadium on August 6. Coinciding with the suspension of negotiations, clashes erupt from time to time between the 4th Division and the local fighters in the outskirts of Daraa al-Balad.