Armed men kill government soldier in Syria’s Daraa

DARAA, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, a soldier of Syrian government forces was shot dead by armed attackers in the western countryside of Daraa, south Syria.

A source from the city of Nawa in the western countryside of Daraa told North Press, “Unidentified armed men shot dead Muhammad Mahmud al-Janadi, a soldier of Military Security branch of the government forces in the city center.”

The source added al-Janadi sustained critical injuries thus he was transferred to National Hospital in the city where he succumbed to his injuries.

Periodically, the government forces in Daraa are targeted by unidentified attackers.

On Thursday, four members of a security branch were injured two of them sustained serious wounds in an attack against a car in the western countryside of Daraa, south Syria.

In July 2018, the Syrian opposition armed factions and Syrian government forces reached a settlement agreement mediated by Russia in the opposition-held areas in Daraa. Under the deal, the opposition militants who agreed to hand over their heavy weapons were handed settlement cards and allowed to stay in Daraa, while those opposed the agreement would go to Idlib, which is under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), formerly al-Nusra Front.

Reporting by Ihsan Muhammad