Regime Forces, Affiliated Militias Storm Daraa Town, Arresting Civilians and Military Defectors

In the latest step of escalating tensions, the town of Qirfa in rural eastern Daraa was attacked by the Syrian regime, who arrested a number of residents writes Nadaa Syria.

Syrian regime forces and affiliated militias attacked a town in eastern Daraa governorate Wednesday, arresting a number of residents while two soldiers were killed nearby. 

A correspondent for Nedaa Syria reported that the regime and associated militias carried out a campaign of attacks, including storming civilians’ houses in the town of Qirfa in rural eastern Daraa, amid a broader state of alert and tension in the area. 

The campaign resulted in the arrest of a number of civilians and military defectors by regime forces. 

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen opened fire on two regime soldiers Wednesday afternoon. Their bodies were discovered on the Umm Walid–al-Museifrah road in rural eastern Daraa. They were soldiers from neighboring Suweida province. 

Civil and military committees in rural western Daraa reached an agreement yesterday with the regime allowing the increased deployment of checkpoints in exchange for no further military attacks. 

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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