Security vacuum | Explosion targets Russian patrol in north-eastern Daraa and regime security member assassinated in western countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security vacuum | Explosion targets Russian patrol in north-eastern Daraa and regime security member assassinated in western countryside

Daraa province: SOHR sources have reported an explosion in Izraa city in the north-eastern countryside of Daraa, caused by the detonation of an IED planted earlier on a street in the city, while a Russian patrol was passing. However, no further details have been reported yet about the number of casualties and material damage caused by this attack.

 

On the other hand, a member of the regime military security service was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the area between Al-Muzayrib and Al-Yadoudah towns in west Daraa countryside.

 

Accordingly, the number of people who were killed across Daraa province since the start of the recent agreements has risen to 74. The fatalities were distributed as follows:

 

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

 

  • 31 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 1,253 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 915 persons, categorised as follows:

 

  • Four local gunmen of anti-reconciliation groups.

 

  • 286 civilians, including 16 women and 26 children

 

  • 408 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.
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