Escalating security chaos | Despite reconciliation deals and handing over of weapons, two new assassinations occur today in Daraa countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Escalating security chaos | Despite reconciliation deals and handing over of weapons, two new assassinations occur today in Daraa countryside

Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported that a member of the 8th Brigade affiliated to the Russian-backed 5th Corps was killed and another was injured, when unidentified gunmen shots them in the centre of al-Msifra town in eastern Daraa.

 

It is worth noting that the two members had served in opposition factions before the reconciliation deals in 2018.

 

On the other hand, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a young man in front of his house in al-Harrak city, east of Daraa, injuring him.

It is worth noting that the young man struck a reconciliation deal, after he had worked for opposition factions.

 

Accordingly, the number of people who were killed across Daraa province since the start of the recent agreements has risen to 23. 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.

 

  • Nine 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 1,208 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 866 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.

 

  • 35 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.

 

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More