The Dara’a Victims Documentation Office said that it recorded the names of 275 people who were killed and 751 who were detained in Dara’a province in 2020.
The Office indicated that the first half of 2020 witnessed more deaths than the second one. It added that a large number of the deaths took place during clashes with the Assad regime forces in northwestern Syria, noting that at least 99 opposition fighters from Dara’a were killed in northwestern Syria between January and March.
The report indicated that 26 people from Dara’a province were killed in three different provinces, mostly in Idlib province, adding that the majority of those were opposition fighters who arrived in the province along with several thousand forcibly displaced people from Dara’a.
The Office also recorded the deaths of 17 defectors from the Assad regime army and its security branches, 15 of whom died under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime. It also said that nine people from other Syrian provinces were killed while they were in Dara’a province, the majority of whom were from the province of Swaidaa.
The report pointed out that the death toll also included four former media activists, adding that the Assad regime forces carried out a deadly artillery attack on the town of Jaleen in western rural Dara’a in 2020.
The Office pointed out that it documented the arrest of 751 people by the Assad regime in 2020, including 17 women and five children, of whom three died under torture. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)