Four government soldiers killed in Syria’s Daraa

DARAA, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, a soldier of the Syrian government forces was killed and two others were wounded in an attack on a military car in the eastern countryside of Daraa, southern Syria.

Local sources told North Press that “Abdurrahman Barghash” was killed and two other soldiers were wounded in an attack on an armored vehicle of the government with an IED on Damascus-Daraa Highway west of the village of Saida in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

The sources added that the wounded were transferred to the National Hospital in Daraa, so far no information has been obtained about their health condition.

In a different incident, the first lieutenant Muhammad Ahmad al-Tahan succumbed to injuries he sustained when targeted by unknown assailants on July 9 in the city of al-Sanamayn in the northern countryside of Daraa, according to local sources.

The sources added that al-Tahan, who hails from Bab Amr district in Homs, operated within the ranks of the Ninth Brigade of the government forces.

A local source told North Press that Yaser Abdurrahman al-Zarqan was killed earlier today by unknown attackers in the city of Kafr Shams in the northern countryside.

Al-Zarqan operated in a local group affiliated with the government Military Security in Daraa, according to the source.

Unknown attackers targeted “Abu Jaafar,” official in the studies department of the Military Security Branch in the city of Nawa in Daraa western countryside.

As a result of the attack, Abu Jaafar was killed immediately, according to a local source.

In July 2018, the opposition armed factions and Syrian the government forces reached a ceasefire agreement mediated by Russia in the opposition-held areas in Daraa. Under the deal, the opposition armed factions agreed to hand over their weapons in exchange for staying in Daraa, and those who opposed the agreement they were sent to Idlib, which is under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS – formerly al-Nusra Front).

Reporting by Ihsan Muhammad