Following clashes | Residents find four de-ad bodies near Syrian and Jordanian borders • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Following clashes | Residents find four de-ad bodies near Syrian and Jordanian borders

Al-Suwaydaa province: SOHR activists have reported that residents have found four dead bodies near Khirbat Awad village southern of Al-Suwaydaa near borders between Syria and Jordan. The bodies belong to smugglers who were killed yesterday by Jordanian border guards, where clashes and extensive shooting took place on borders between Syria and Jordan, coinciding with attempts by smugglers to bring in batches of weapons and potentially drugs to Jordan via smuggling.

Moreover, the Jordanian shelling damaged several houses in Khirbat Awad village, while local sources confirmed that the bodies belong to Bedouins.

It is worth noting that the Syrian areas on borders with Jordan are used to smuggle narcotics to the Arab Gulf states from areas in Daraa passing by Al-Suwaydaa all the way to the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone.

Yesterday, reliable sources informed SOHR that intelligence and security services of the Free Syria Army in the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone, near Iraq-Syria-Jordan border triangle, have confiscated a large shipment of narcotics en route to Jordan and Gulf states, after having been smuggled from regime-controlled areas.

It is worth noting that this was the second shipment to be confiscated in that area in less than ten days.

On November 18, SOHR sources reported that the intelligence and security services of the “Free Syria Army” confiscated an illicit drug consignment in the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone.

According to SOHR sources, over 60,000 captagon pills were confiscated, after having been smuggled from regime-controlled areas to the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone at the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border triangle.

While on November 16, Clashes erupted between the Jordanian army on one hand and an armed group working on smuggling drugs on the other hand, while the group was smuggling a huge amount of drugs and weapons taking advantage of the weather, where the clashes erupted earlier today near Al-Sha’ab village at borders between Syria and Jordan in eastern Al-Suwaydaa countryside, while the Jordanian army managed to stop the smuggling operation and the armed group fled towards Syrian territory leaving the materials that were set to be smuggled behind.