Daraa under siege | Regime forces shell residential areas in west Daraa countryside, killing more civilians
Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported that a woman was killed in rocket fire by regime forces on Jillen town in the western countryside of Daraa.
Similarly, regime forces shelled Tel Shehab town and the outskirts of Tafs city with rockets.
The death of the woman rises the death toll of civilians who were killed today in regime bombardments on Daraa province to three, as two men were killed in a bombardment that hit the neighborhoods of the besieged Daraa al-Balad, and a woman was killed by rocket attacks on Jillen town in western Daraa. Meanwhile, regime forces with their proxy militias are still targeting Daraa al-Balad neighborhoods with heavy machineguns.
Sources in the committee entrusted to negotiate with the Syrian regime have just informed SOHR that Daraa negotiations collapsed as the Iranian wing in the Syrian regime, including the 4th Division and Iranian-backed militias, insisted on resorting to the military choice in Daraa al-Balad. Meanwhile, the Russians and Military Intelligence Service were attempting to reach an agreement with Daraa Committee to cease fire and lift the siege on Daraa al-Balad neighborhoods.
Earlier today, SOHR reported that death toll of civilians who were killed in regime forces rocket fire at Tareeq al-Sad in Daraa al-Balad rose to two, while attacks caused eight wounded due to the sporadic continuous strikes by the regime forces and its affiliated gunmen across besieged Daraa al-Balad.
Meanwhile, Hawran Central Committee said in a statement that SOHR obtained, “despite all its peaceful attempts and negotiations to reach satisfactory solutions for all to stop the murder, hunger and destruction, still the regime forces insist on dragging the region to devastating war led by Iranian officers and multinational sectarian militia like Hezbollah, Fatimyoun and Zienabyoun and others.
The statement added, such behavior is part of implementing widening sectarian plans on account of the inhabitants and in bids to eradicate the social texture and create demographic change in the population composition as well as other heinous plans that have become obvious for all.