Former opposition leader assassinated in Syria’s Daraa

DARAA, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, an armed group assassinated a former opposition group leader, along with three people who were accompanying him, in the village of Muthabin in the northeastern countryside of Syria’s Daraa.

Private sources from Daraa reported that the commander, Adham Karrad, was in his car when he was shot by bullets from three sides by unknown gunmen.

Karrad was one of the former leaders of the armed opposition that fought against the Syrian government for five years.

The sources added that after the attack, the armed group burned the car in which Karrad and the three people who were accompanying him were killed, on the Damascus-Daraa road.

Karrad was subjected to an assassination attempt on September 12 when an IED exploded under his car, but he escaped unharmed.

In 2018, Karrad conducted a settlement within the reconciliations that took place in the southern region under Russian auspices and supervision.

The sources indicated that the former leader refused to join the ranks of the Russian-backed Fifth Corps, which is a common practice for former opposition militants who reconcile with the government.

Reporting by Sami al-Ali