Wednesday, 06 February 2019 16:05

Dara’a Province Sees Resurgence of Armed Resistance as Rebels Blow Up a Regime Checkpoint in Namer Town

Unknown gunmen who once were in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army announced that they attacked a checkpoint manned by Assad’s militiamen in rural Dara’a, killing and wounding a number of regime militants.

In a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, the “Popular Resistance" rebel group called on the people of Dara’a province to join their ranks to carry on with the revolution against the Assad regime. The attack resulted in the destruction of the checkpoint in the town of Namer in northern rural Dara’a on Tuesday.

The "Popular Resistance" published a video of the operation as they vowed to carry out more attacks on the Assad regime and its supporters in the province.

The Assad regime military and security positions in Dara’a province are once again coming under hit-and-run attacks by rebel fighters who attacked the headquarters of the Air Force Intelligence in the town of Da'el with light weapons. In yet another sign of growing dissent against the Assad regime, photographs of Bashar al-Assad were torn in streets and public markets of the town.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the “Popular Resistance” called on the young people in Syria to “carry on with the mission to defend the oppressed and continue the march on the road to freedom for which much blood has been sacrificed as well as people risked imprisonment and endured great deal of suffering.”

In recent weeks, Dara’a has witnessed the scrawling of new anti-regime on the walls defying the Assad regime and threatening its presence in the province. The revolutionary movement has intensified since last month despite the Assad regime’s tightened grip on the province. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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