Nearly 20 attacks in 96 hours | 14 civilians and combatants killed in light of rampant security chaos in Daraa • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Nearly 20 attacks in 96 hours | 14 civilians and combatants killed in light of rampant security chaos in Daraa

As daily incidents of security disorder are documented across Daraa province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has monitored noticeable deterioration of the security situation since early October. In this context, SOHR activists have documented 17 attacks in different areas throughout Daraa province in the period from October 1 to October 4. These attacks left 14 people dead; they are as follows:

 

  • Four civilians.

 

  • Eight regime military personnel, “collaborators” with security services and members with settled-status working for regime services and backed militias.

 

  • Two former fighters who did not join any military formation, after striking reconciliation deals.

 

Here are further details on the incidents of security chaos, documented in Daraa province in the past four days:

 

-October 1: Three attacks:

 

  • A civilian was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Yarmouk Basin area in west Daraa countryside. The victim worked in livestock trade and did not join any military formations.

 

  • A man from Nawa city, accused of “collaborating with regime forces,” was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Tasil-Sahem Al-Golan road in the north-western countryside of Daraa.

 

  • A member of the regime-backed 4th Division was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Al-Yadouda town in the north-west of Daraa.

 

-October 2: Three attacks:

 

  • A non-commissioned officer of military intelligence service and an official responsible for security studies and investigations were injured in an armed attack by unknown gunmen in Ataman town in Daraa countryside.

 

  • A decomposed body of an unknown person was found near Sheikh Maskin dam in the middle countryside of Daraa.

 

  • A member of the regime’s “state security” branch was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the centre of Al-Harak city in east Daraa countryside.

 

-October 3: Four attacks

 

  • An IED planted earlier by unidentified individuals exploded while a joint patrol of Russian and regime forces was passing in an area between Alma and Al-Sorah towns in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

 

  • A regime soldier serving in Homs province was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle near Al-Rawdah mosque in Abta’ city in Daraa countryside.

 

  • A former member of Jaysh Al-Islam faction was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Tasil town, west of Daraa.

 

  • A young man died of the wounds he had sustained when he was shot by unidentified gunmen in Nawa city in the western countryside of Daraa.

 

-October 4: Seven attacks:

 

  • A civilian was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in a neighbourhood in Daraa Al-Balad.

 

  • A military security member, who was accused of “working for the Lebanese Hezbollah,” was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Jassim-Nawa road, north of Daraa.

 

  • A member of the regime’s political security branch in Daraa was shot dead by unknown gunmen near Sayda town in eastern Daraa.

 

  • A civilian from a Bedouin tribe was shot dead by unknown assailants on the main road in Al-Mulayha Al-Gharbiyah town in Al-Lajat area in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

 

  • Unknown gunmen opened machinegun fire on a checkpoint of the air-force intelligence service in Al-Msifrah town in eastern Daraa, injuring several members stationed at the checkpoint.

 

  • An ex-member of former Jabhat Al-Nusra, accused of “collaborating with regime forces,” was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Sahem Al-Golan town in western Daraa.

 

  • A commander of a local faction in Daraa was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Tafas city in west Daraa countryside.

 

Since early 2022, the number of attacks documented by SOHR in Daraa province has risen to 421, which left 355 people dead; and they are as follows:

 

  • 168 civilians, including four women and six children.

 

  • 146 regime military personnel, “collaborators” with security services and members with settled-status working for regime services and backed militias.

 

  • 25 former fighters who did not join any military formation, after striking reconciliation deals.

 

  • Four ex-ISIS member.

 

  • Eight unidentified people.

 

  • Four militiamen of the Russian-backed 5th