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Syria: Explosion Kills 2 Members of Pro-Hezbollah Golan Regiment

Syria: Explosion Kills 2 Members of Pro-Hezbollah Golan Regiment

Monday, 18 January, 2021 - 08:30
Syria's Quneitra (SOHR)

Two members of the Golan Regiment, a group close to the Lebanese Hezbollah, were killed and two others were injured as an IED targeted their car in the village of Al-Qusayba in the southern countryside of Quneitra.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Saturday the death of one member of the Golan Regiment forces and three injuries.

However, a member died later as a result of his injuries, bringing the death toll to two.

Last week, the Observatory reported that unknown gunmen opened fire on a post of the regime’s ally forces of Golan Regiment in the Jaba town in Quneitra’s countryside. The attack left a member of the Regiment dead.

As part of the targeted assassinations in Daraa and Quneitra provinces in southern Syria, the Quneitra Today network wrote on its Facebook page Sunday that Lieutenant Mohammed al-Abdallah, a member of Qunaitra’s police, was killed by unknown gunmen in an ambush when his patrol was passing near the west Samadaniyah junction.

On January 7, SOHR activists said another IED exploded in a car carrying people on the road to Mumtanah in the central countryside of Quneitra. It targeted a former opposition leader of the Martyrs of Al-Quneitra faction who struck a reconciliation deal and joined the Military Security “branch 220” with several members of the faction. The explosion killed the leader and injured three other people who were escorting him.

In the countryside of Daraa, the Observatory documented the death of an ex-fighter of “Fajr Al-Islam” faction, after being shot Sunday in Tafas city in west Daraa countryside.

The victim was part of Al-Za’bi tribe, which has clashed with “Kiwan” tribe for days, as tension continues to prevail in the Tafas city.

The London-based watchdog wrote that although tribal and military officials mediated between the two sides in order to defuse the bloody conflict, no solutions have been reached.

Since the beginning of the security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 853 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. The attacks have claimed the lives of 564 persons.

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