Daraa clashes | Five local militiamen and IS-IS members ki-lled • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Daraa clashes | Five local militiamen and IS-IS members ki-lled

Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported that the death toll from local factions, the 8th Corps and groups accused of belonging to ISIS in renewed clashes today in Daraa Al-Balad has risen to five.

Three ISIS members and two members of the local factions and the 8th Brigade were killed.

This morning, a member of the local factions was killed in the same clashes in Tariq Al-Sadd neighbourhood.

Accordingly, the death toll from Daraa clashes in Daraa since Monday, October 31 has jumped to 14, and they are as follows:

• Three civilians, including two children.

• Six ISIS members.

• Four members of local factions, including a leader.

• A member of the 8th Brigade.

This morning, SOHR activists reported shelling by the tank of regime forces. The shelling was fired from the square of local centres and factions, targeting buildings in Mohandessin neighbourhood, inside which persons accused of belonging to ISIS are holed up. No casualties were reported.

This came hours after the end of the temporary truce declared by local factions yesterday.

Yesterday, local factions in Daraa extended the temporary truce, so that civilians could leave for safer areas, until Friday evening.

This decision followed yesterday’s meeting that was held between dignitaries from Daraa and local factions to discuss the ways of ending the ongoing fighting and clashes in Daraa.

Syrian Observatory sources also reported that local factions will resume anti-ISIS operation after the truce deadline expires.

On November 3, SOHR activists reported that dozens of families left Tariq Al-Sadd neighbourhood and Daraa camp to areas far from the confrontations, after local factions in Daraa Al-Balad announced a ceasefire a day earlier in Tariq Al-Sadd neighbourhood and Daraa camp until Thursday evening and called on other trapped and stranded families to get out of the besieged neighbourhoods in the area.

Meanwhile, Moayad Harfoush’s group stated its commitment to a ceasefire, so the civilians can leave safely the area.

Under the humanitarian situation, the Red Crescent Organisation near Saraya building did not provide support to families exiting from the besieged neighbourhoods, nor did they prepare a safe place for these families.