UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Islamic State Organization claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Saturday that killed six members of the Syrian regime at a checkpoint in the southern province of Daraa.
The explosion took place in an area near the town of Malihah al-Atash in the eastern suburb of Daraa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
In a statement published late on Saturday on the implementation of the “Telegram” announced the organization of the Islamic state, “Brother martyr Abu Malik al-Ansari, was able to engage with a group of elements of the army apostate apostate machine gun near the town of Melihah thirst east of Daraa and then detonated his explosive belt amid them, For the destruction of 8 elements and wounding 10 others. ”
“A suicide bomber driving a motorbike blew himself up at a checkpoint of the regime and loyal forces on the road in the area, killing at least six people and injuring others,” Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the observatory, told AFP.
“A terrorist blew himself up with an explosive belt during a raid by army elements and a shelter for terrorists in Malihh al-Thresh in rural Daraa,” the official news agency reported. “A number of soldiers were wounded.”
The Observatory pointed out that “the regime forces are exposed almost daily to attacks, whether by improvised explosive devices or by shooting in the province of Daraa, but do not usually result in casualties.”
Also killed six elements of the regime forces and wounded 15 wounded in mid-July 2019 in the bombing of an explosive device targeted a bus was traveling near the city of Daraa, the center of the province in the south of the country, according to the observatory. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the summer of 2018, the Syrian army regained control over the entire province of Daraa following a military operation, then settlement agreements with opposition factions, and an evacuation of thousands of refusers.
The Syrian army did not deploy in all the areas covered by settlement agreements, but government institutions returned to work there.
A few months ago there were demonstrations against the practices of the regime. Residents protested in March against the statue of former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in the city of Daraa, where another statue of demonstrators had been removed in 2011, Then peaceful against the Syrian regime.
During the years of conflict, government forces retained control of the northern part of Daraa, while the opposition factions controlled the southern part. The presence of authorities in those neighborhoods is limited to officials, police and security personnel.
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