Security vacuum in Daraa | Two persons found dead with gun shot wounds and marks of torture on their bodies • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security vacuum in Daraa | Two persons found dead with gun shot wounds and marks of torture on their bodies

Daraa province: SOHR sources have reported that two persons, one of whom remained unidentified, were found dead with gun shot wounds at head and marks of torture on their bodies near Al-Ghariyah Al-Gharbiyah bridge in Daraa countryside. The two bodies were taken to the hospital.

 

Accordingly, the number of assassinations in Daraa since morning has risen to four.

 

A few hours ago, SOHR activists reported that unidentified gunmen shot dead a member of the Russian-backed Fifth Corps on the road between the towns of Kharba and Maaraba, east of Daraa. The member who was from Lajat area was close to the commander of the Eighth Brigade of the fifth Corps.

 

SOHR activists had reported two assassinations in Daraa province within a few hours. The deputy mayor of Enkhel was shot dead by unidentified gunmen who stormed the building of the municipal assembly in northern Daraa countryside, while a member of Daraa Central Committee in charge of the western sector of the province was also shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Tel Shihab town, west of Daraa.

 

Accordingly, the number of people who were killed across Daraa province since the start of the recent agreements has risen to 84. The fatalities were distributed as follows:

 

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

 

  • 36 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 1,264 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 925 persons, categorised as follows:

 

  • Four local gunmen of anti-reconciliation groups.

 

  • 291 civilians, including 16 women and 26 children

 

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

 

  • 156 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.

 

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