Security instability | Three people assassinated today in Daraa, despite settling security status of suspects and confiscating individual weapons
Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported that a regime soldier was killed this morning, when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him in al-Shaikh Saad town in the western countryside of Daraa.
In this context, regime forces have blocked the road between Nawa city and al-Sheikh Saad town in the same countryside.
On the other hand, unidentified gunmen have shot dead a local member of the 4th Division in al-Muzayrib town in western Daraa.
These assassinations were carried out across the province, despite the striking of new reconciliations by security suspects and confiscation of individual weapons in possession of civilians in Daraa city and most of its countryside.
Earlier today, SOHR sources reported that an old man working in agriculture business was shot dead by unknown gunmen on the road between the towns of al-Tabariyat and Tel Shehab in the west of Daraa.
Accordingly, the number of people who were killed across Daraa province since the start of the recent agreements has risen to 22. The fatalities were distributed as follows:
- 14 civilians, including a child, some of them were former fighter and gave up fighting after striking reconciliation deals in 2018.
- Eight regime soldiers and members of the Russian-backed 5th.
Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 1,207 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 865 persons, categorised as follows:
- 261 civilians, including 14 women and 25 children
- 391 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services.
- 152 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.
- 27 Syrian militiamen affiliated to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces.
- 34 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.