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Assassinations Continue In Syria's Daraa With No Accountability

Assassinations Continue In Syria's Daraa With No Accountability

Friday, 1 April, 2022 - 06:30
Security chaos continue in the province of Daraa (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)

Since early 2022, the province of Daraa in southern Syria has witnessed 117 different types of attacks that left 97 people dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced in a report on Thursday.

It said violence and insecurity chaos has dramatically escalated in the province, where 45 attacks, murders and incidents of security instability were reported in different places in Daraa only in March, leaving 39 deaths.

The last of these attacks took place in the northern countryside of Daraa, at midnight on Wednesday, when gunmen fired at the house of a person in the town of Mahajah, north of Daraa, seriously wounding his wife and son, who were transferred to the hospital.

Last Wednesday, a little boy and his baby brother died while their sister sustained cuts all over her body, after unknown gunmen had stormed their house in Al-Harrak town in the eastern countryside of Daraa and stabbed the three with sharp tools.

The attack was part of an armed robbery, as the mother of the three victims had received a remittance from her husband who lives abroad, the Observatory said.

Also this week, a 12 year-old child was accidently injured by members of the State Security, while he was with other children in Al-Maslakh area in Al-Hara city in Daraa countryside.

The Observatory said the rate of security incidents increased dramatically in the city of Daraa despite the so-called settlements and reconciliations conducted by the Damascus government in the city in 2018.

“Since early 2022, the number of attacks in the Daraa province has risen to 117, which left 97 people dead,” the London-based watchdog reported.

It said the victims involved 55 civilians, including a woman and two children, 32 regime military personnel and collaborators with security services, five individuals with settled-status, an ex-ISIS member, three unidentified people and a Russian-backed militiaman.

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