Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Ayman Al-Asimi, has accused the Assad regime’s security services of being responsible for most of the assassinations in the Daraa province in the south of the country. He alleges that these assassinations are aimed at eliminating remaining opposition fighters in the province and strengthening Iranian sectarian militias.
Al-Asimi said that the Assad regime’s security agencies are conducting ongoing assassination operations against individuals who were formerly part of the Free Syrian Army and were instrumental in the early stages of the revolution.
According to Al-Asimi, these operations are designed to undermine the revolutionary spirit in the province. He further stressed that the Assad regime’s support and facilitation of terrorist organizations like ISIS have allowed Iran and its militias to expand their influence and control significant areas in Daraa province.
Assassination attempts against opponents of the Assad regime in Daraa have been ongoing since the regime retook control of the province in July 2018. The Ahrar Houran Conglomerate activist group reports that there have been no fewer than 1,983 assassination attempts since then, resulting in the deaths of at least 1,323 people.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)