Unknown Persons Kill Two Syrian Government Forces Officers in Daraa Countryside

Daraa has been rocked by yet another assassination, which left two Syrian officers dead, after a gunman opened fire writes Smart News.

Unknown persons killed two Syrian government forces officers in Daraa, southern Syria. 

On Sunday, local sources reported to Smart News that unknown persons riding a motorcycle shot and killed two Syrian government forces officers in a military vehicle that transported them on the road between the city of al-Harak and the town of Mulayhah in the Daraa countryside. 

The sources added that the shooting killed Brigade-General Hamed Makhlouf, who is the chief of staff of the 52nd Brigade, and Colonel Mahmoud Zamam.   

On Feb. 13, 2020, unknown persons assassinated a member of the Syrian government forces’ Fourth Armored Division in the village of Jillin, western Daraa, next to his house in the village. 

Earlier on Feb. 7, 2020, unknown persons killed two civilians and a member of the Syrian government forces in the village of al-Yadudah, while other unknown persons on a motorcycle shot and killed two members of the Syrian government’s State Security Directorate in the city of Jasim. 

Daraa is a home to frequent shooting incidents by unknown persons who target Syrian government forces members, former Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, and former employees of local councils, amidst accusations by activists against the Syrian government.   

In July 2018, the Syrian government forces gained total control of Daraa’s after concluding agreements with FSA factions under Russian sponsorship. The ceasefire agreements included the handing over of FSA weapons and allowing people who refuse the reconciliations to head for northern Syria, with guarantees that the Syrian government will not prosecute people who wish to stay.


This article was 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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