The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime bombardment | Civilian killed in Daraa’s Nawa city

Daraa province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian due to the rocket fire by regime forces on Nawa city in the western countryside of Daraa province.


Observatory sources have just reported that three members of the regime military security service were killed and two others were injured in the IED attack on a regime military vehicle on the road between Nawa and Sheikh Saad in west Daraa countryside. Shortly after the attack, regime forces stationed in the 175th Regiment in Izraa city fired nearly 15 rockets on Nawa city, leaving several civilians injured.


A few hours ago, SOHR sources reported an IED explosion on the road between Nawa and Sheikh Saad in the western countryside of Daraa, as regime military vehicles were patrolling the region. The explosions left casualties. Observatory sources reported seeing regime forces being put on high alert following the explosion, amid growing tension.


Accordingly, the number of people who were killed across Daraa province since the start of the recent agreements has risen to 67. The fatalities were distributed as follows:


  • 34 civilians, including two child and a woman, some of them were former fighter and gave up fighting after striking reconciliation deals in 2018.


  • 29 regime soldiers, members of the Russian-backed 5th Corps and regime “collaborators”.


  • Four local gunmen of anti-reconciliation groups.


Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 1,247 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 908 persons, categorised as follows:


  • Four local gunmen of anti-reconciliation groups.


  • 281 civilians, including 15 women and 26 children


  • 406 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services.


  • 155 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.