The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security vacuum | Drug dealer assassinated in west Daraa countryside

Daraa province: A drug dealer was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Al-Muzayreb town in west Daraa countryside.


It is worth noting that drug business is growing in areas controlled by the Syrian regime, especially with the deteriorating security chaos and the involvement of weak-willed individuals in drug business for the benefit of the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias in the region.


Since early 2023, SOHR activists have documented 467 incidents of security disorder in Daraa province, which left 371 people dead; and they are as follows:


  • 136 civilians, including seven children and seven women.


  • 28 men accused of “involving in drug business.”


  • 152 regime soldiers, members and collaborators with regime security services, including a woman.


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


  • 12 ISIS members.


  • 14 ex-fighters with settled-status working for regime services and backed militias.


  • Two people working for the Lebanese Hezbollah, including a commander.


  • One “collaborator” with Iranian-backed militias.


  • An ex-fighter in the former “Jabhat Al-Nusra.”