Regional – International truce completes its first 30 hours in the Syrian south with renewed violations and continuous clashes in the countryside of al-Suwaidaa • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regional – International truce completes its first 30 hours in the Syrian south with renewed violations and continuous clashes in the countryside of al-Suwaidaa

The Regional – International truce continues in Syrian south, it was started at the noon of Sunday the 9th of June 2017, after an American-Russian-Jordanian agreement to stop hostilities in the provinces of Al-Suwaidaa, Daraa and Quneitra, and then deploy Russian military police forces in the ceasefire areas in the 3 provinces, to supervise the cease-fire and to carry out its terms which includes the withdrawal of the regime forces and their allied militiamen and the rebel and Islamic factions from contact lines in all areas, the deployment of the regime’s internal security forces in these lines whereas the rebel and Islamic factions participating in the agreement will be assigned the task of protecting all public and private establishments. In addition, it also stipulates the departure of all those unwilling to participate in the agreement, the full withdrawal of the regime’s allied militiamen – of non-Syrian nationalities, preparation of the infrastructure necessary for the return of refugees from Jordan successively, holding municipal elections and granting municipalities broad powers, and finally the delivery of humanitarian aid to the areas that abide by the ceasefire.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the regime forces’ targeting of a car on the road to Rakhm area in the countryside of Daraa near the western countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, which set it on fire and injured at least one person, while the regime forces opened heavy machineguns’ fire on areas in Daraa al-Balad in Daraa city, without causing casualties, also these violations coincide with the continuation of clashes between the regime forces supported by gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and Non-Syrian nationalities against the forces of Ahmad al-Abdu and Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiyyah supported by the International Coalition, in areas in the northeastern countryside of al-Suwaidaa, which is connected to the southeast of Rif Dimashq.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented on Monday the regime forces launching 2 shells at least on places in al-Hrak area in the northeastern countryside of Daraa city, which caused material damage, but no information about casualties،
The SOHR documented violations of the agreement before and after midnight of Sunday -Monday. These violations include the fall of 3 shells on Tarik Al-Sad neighborhood and Daraa Al-Balad in Daraa city and an exchange of fire was heard in areas in Daraa Al-Balad with no casualties. The SOHR also documented yesterday before midnight violations of the agreement carried out by the regime forces when they fired two shells on Saida town in the eastern countryside of Daraa. There was also an exchange of shelling between one of the rebel factions and the regime forces in Al-Naima town and its surroundings in the same countryside in addition to the firing of two shells on areas in Daraa Al-Balad. As for the central countryside of Al-Quneitra, an exchange of targeting using heavy machine-guns occurred between the regime forces and some of the factions in the areas of Khan Arnaba and Al-Samadaniyya and MasHara and on the road to Jebbata Al-Khashab. Information about the injury of one person in Saida town was reported