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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After a whole month of military operations and “reconciliations”, the regime forces control the entire opposition factions’-controlled areas in Daraa Province

Daraa Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources that regime’s authorities have reached an agreement with the factions operating in Sheikh Saad area in the countryside of Daraa, based on the return of government institutions, raising the internationally-recognized flag of the regime, and handing over the heavy and medium weapons by the factions operating in the area, and with this agreement about the areas that are controlled by the opposition factions operating in Daraa; the regime forces have been able to completely end the presence of the rebel and Islamic factions from Daraa Province, except for some hills in which groups of members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham are present, where the cities, towns, and villages of Daraa province which used to be under the control of the factions, are now under the control of the regime forces completely, and they have been added either through combat and military operations, or through “reconciliations and settlements” since the 19th of June 2018, while the remaining areas are controlled by Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid which swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” Organization in Yarmouk Basin, and still outside of regime forces’-controlled areas, they consist about 7.2% of the area of Daraa Province, where a mobilization is underway to carry out a military operation on the area, which is located in the triangle of Jordan border – the occupied Golan border  – Quneitra and Daraa.

The Syrian Observatory published last night that explosions rocked areas in the north-western countryside of Daraa and other areas in Yarmouk Basin once again, as a result of renewed bombardment on the area, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored bombardment by helicopters by explosive barrels on places in Tell Al-Jabiyah and other areas in the north-western countryside of Daraa as well as the part which is connected to it of the controlled areas of Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed in the western sector of the countryside of Daraa province, along with bombardment by warplanes on the area, which resulted in the fall of more human losses in Tasil town and other areas in Yarmouk Basin, the bombardment also resulted in the fall of wounded and caused destruction and damage to the property of the citizens, the SOHR also monitored the fall of shells on areas in al-Baath city which is controlled by the regime forces, in the central countryside of Al-Quneitra, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory also published hours ago, that intense bombardment for the second consecutive day which returned to the area after stopping for 5 days, coincides with the continuation of the deteriorate of humanitarian situation for more than 30000 civilians, who are trapped in Yarmouk Basin, where Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid continues to prevent them from getting out of its controlled areas and it is taking them as human shields in an attempt to prevent the regime forces from targeting the area, but the regime forces did not carte for the fate of more than 30000 civilians, and bombard the area with tens of missiles and shells, while the Syrian Observatory documented on Tuesday, the 17th of July 2018 that that 2 citizens including a child, were killed as a result of bombardment by a warplane believed to be Russian, which targeted areas in Tasil town which is controlled by Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed which pledges allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization, in Yarmouk Basin in the western countryside of Daraa, which resulted in the fall of a number of wounded, also the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the raids on Tasil are the first raids to target the area of Yarmouk Basin in 5 days after the bombardment which was coincided with the clashes which took place at this time, against the rebel and Islamic factions.

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