Three intelligence officers were killed Friday in an ambush set up by unknown assailants in the southern Daraa province. The ambush targeted officers in the Political Security near Ghabageb town in the northern countryside of Daraa.
Hunting of regime officers and its intelligence agents has mounted since last year, setting the regime’s alarm as the three-year-old reconciliation deal in southern Syria is coming without fruit.
Russia-backed regime fighters recaptured Daraa from rebels in 2018, in a symbolic blow to the anti-regime uprising born there in 2011.
Two weeks ago, armed men killed 21 Syrian regime soldiers, heading to arrest a former opposition commander, in an ambush in the al-Mzairib district near Daraa city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The soldiers were heading to the al-Mzairib district in the rural west of the province when militants loyal to the former opposition commander opened fire at them seeking to thwart his capture, the Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said.
“The militants attacked two military trucks and two small buses carrying regime forces,” he added.
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