المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In conjunction with Russian – regional – international movements to reach a solution to the Syrian South’s situation…an assassination targets 3 members of the “reconciliation committee” in Daraa countryside

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the assassination of 3 members of the “reconciliation committee” of the regime forces, after being shot by unidentified gunmen on the road between the towns of Al-Masyfara and the eastern Al-Gharya, raising to 18, the number of people who were killed as a result of the assassinations that took place in the Syrian south; since the regime forces dropped leaflets calling for “reconciliation, drop of weapons, and, cooperation to stop the bloodshed” on the 25th of May, where this assassination and the other ongoing assassinations come after the start of mobilization by the regime forces and their allies in the Syrian South in preparations for a military operation in the case of the failure of the negotiations which are underway between regional and international parties about the situation in the Syrian South, about which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information, and according to the information; negotiations are underway between regional and international parties about the current and future situation of the military forces operating in the countryside of Daraa and Quneitra, and the information reported that Jordanian – American – Russian consultations are taking place about several points concerning the stay of the rebel and Islamic factions operating in Daraa; in exchange for handing over their medium and heavy weapons, and the entry of Russian military police, and that any force or members belong to the Iranian forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah and their affiliated militia will not enter, and the border points will be handed over to regime’s police and its border guards, and also the area will be managed by local councils that will be formed from residents of the area.

And the SOHR published on Wednesday, that it monitored the inability of the factions who are in control of the area, to control the security situation and prevent the repetition of such incidents, where the unidentified gunmen carry out abductions, murders, shooting and planting IEDs on the ways of civilian and military cars and vehicles, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 25th of May 2018, helicopters flying over Daraa province, dropping leaflets as a warning to the rebel and Islamic factions operating in the province, there were two versions of the leaflets, and they say:

“Don’t be like these, this is the inevitable end, for anyone who insists on keep carrying the guns, the ensure of your life is an irreplaceable opportunity, don’t lose it with your stubbornness, drop your weapon and leave before it’s too late” and the other leaflets say: “your life and the fate of your children are more important than your stubbornness, hey gunman, for whom you are gambling with your life?! Why don’t you live with your family and your children like others?! Where are they those who pushed you to die, those who made the career of murder, sabotage, and destruction a beautiful career in your eyes?! All of them have abandoned you and went for the death, you have two choices, either the inevitable death or abandoning the weapon, the men of the Syrian Arab Army are coming, make your decision before it is too late.”

Dropping these leaflets came with a Russian push and supervision, and comes in an attempt to achieve a “reconciliation” in Daraa province, or to turn after that to the option of military operation, of which the regime forces and their allies and with the Russian support; have started preparing for, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the regime forces bringing military reinforcements with their allies to the area, where tens of vehicles and hundreds of members have been transported to Daraa province in the Syrian south, in addition to the vehicles and members who have returned from the confrontation with the “Islamic State” organization in south Damascus.

Daraa province, and al-Quneitra Vince, has been witnessing since the 25th of May 2018 the regime forces are continuing their mobilizations and bringing military reinforcements of their members and the militiamen loyal to them, in a preparation for a military operation in both provinces of Daraa and Al-Quneitra in the Syrian South, which has been witnessing a truce and a cessation of combat operations since 2017, where more reinforcements have arrived in the northern countryside of Al-Quneitra and Daraa countryside, in a preparation for a military operation which is expected to start in the case that an agree is not reached with the factions of the Syrian South, and the Syrian Observatory published few hours ago, that it monitored the factions of Daraa city and its countryside fortifying their points of deployment and position, and putting barricades and preparing the military vehicles, weapons as well as providing points and sites with weapons and ammunitions, and intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that this fortifying process comes in preparation for a potential military operation, of which the regime and the Russians may carry out in Daraa province and Syrian south, where the fortifications included sites of the factions in the countryside of Quneitra as a part of the preparation process for a violent clashes the regime forces may launch with their allies at any time in the coming days, despite the Russian – American – Jordanian agreement in the Syrian south that has been in effect since the 9th of July 2017.

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