The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Renewed clashes | Three gunmen accused of “involving in dr*ug business” ki*lled in clashes with Eighth Brigade in Daraa

Daraa province: SOHR activists have documented the death of three gunmen and serious injury of another gunman and a member of the Eighth Brigade of the regime’s military intelligence service in clashes which erupted yesterday in Um Al-Mayazen town in the eastern countryside of Daraa, near the Syria-Jordan border. It is worth noting that the killed and injured gunmen are affiliated to a group whose members are accused of “involving in drug business.”


Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that two members of the Eighth Brigade of the Military Intelligence Department were severely injured and an armed man of groups accused of “drug dealing” was killed during clashes in Om Al-Mayazin town in eastern Daraa countryside, amid burning of houses.


According to reliable SOHR sources, the clashes between the eighth brigade and armed groups have stopped today after continuing for two consecutive days, while members of the eighth brigade withdrew from the town.


Hours earlier, the members of the “Eighth Brigade” entered the town from the eastern side and seized big quantities of “drugs,” amid the ongoing clashes with the armed group which led by “Fayez Al-Radi” who is accused of housing Mohammad Al-Musalmah aka (Haffo) and Moayad Harfoush aka (Abu Taajeh) who were most wanted previously by the regime.


Since early 2023, the number of attacks documented by SOHR in Daraa province has risen to 84, which left 66 people dead; and they are as follows:


  • 22 civilians, including a child, a boy, three women and two men accused of “involving in drug business.”


  • 31 regime soldiers, members and collaborators with regime security services.


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


  • Five ISIS members.


  • Three ex-combatants with settled-status working for regime services and backed militias.


  • Two people working for the Lebanese Hezbollah.


  • One “collaborator” with Iranian-backed militias.