On Saturday evening and Sunday, pro-regime media networks mourned two officers, as well as loyalist figures. The officers, one of which was a colonel, were mysteriously killed in Lattakia and Tartous governorates in western Syria.
Bassam Rasho, 49, who is vice president of the Agricultural Association in Lattakia governorate, was found dead by a local resident on Saturday evening, according to the pro-regime al-Khabar TV.
According to the source, the assassination took place in the village of Brabshabo in rural Latakia.
Meanwhile, loyalist pages mourned a colonel in the regime forces named Abdul Majid Suleiman Habous, a 58-year old, who is nicknamed “Abu Ghaffar.” Habous died mysteriously in the village of Hammam Wasel in the Baniyas area, in the rural Tartous governorate.
It should be noted that areas controlled by the Syrian regime are experiencing a state of insecurity, largely due to the proliferation of weapons among teenagers. Increasingly, militias are arming these teenagers, leading to almost daily crimes.
In related news, loyal sources mourned Brigadier-General Aktham Hussein, commander of the second brigade (volunteer regiment) in the Ba’ath Brigades militia. Hussein hails from the Tartous governorate.
Neither pro-regime sources nor the media gave any details regarding the circumstances of Hussein’s death or the place where he died. Other sources claimed that COVID-19 caused Hussein’s death.
On Saturday evening, unidentified gunmen assassinated regime forces member Ayoub Rustom on the Izraa-Sheikh Maskin road, which is north of Daraa.
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