Unidentified persons target government forces’ vehicle in Syria’s Daraa, settlement terms implemented

DARAA, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, Syrian government forces entered the besieged neighborhoods of the city of Daraa, southern Syria, and some of the IDPs returned to their homes, while unknown persons targeted a government vehicle which resulted in casualties. 

Lifting the siege on the neighborhoods of Daraa al-Balad, Tariq al-Sadd and the camps was one of the terms of the agreement signed on September 5 with a Russian guarantee.   

“Forces of the Eighth Brigade of the Russian-backed Fifth Corps preceded the government forces in entering the Daraa camps,” a local source from Daraa al-Balad told North Press.

“The Russian-backed forces were monitoring government forces’ searches of some homes to prevent looting and stealing,” the source added.  

On September 5, a number of Daraa’s notables and government forces, in the presence of a number of Russian officers, reached a ceasefire agreement which stipulated the handover of weapons and deployment of government security points in the neighborhoods which were besieged during the last two months.

Meanwhile, in the afternoon, unidentified individuals targeted a military vehicle belonging to the 112th Brigade of the government forces in the western countryside of Daraa. 

Civil sources said that seven government members were killed and three others were wounded after an IED exploded in a military vehicle on the al-Shabraq Naf’a road in the western countryside of Daraa.

Following the incident, the government forces, stationed in Tel al-Jemou’ in the western countryside of Daraa, targeted the town of Tasil with four artillery shells.

Reporting by Ihsan Muhammad