The Deaths Documentation Office in Dara’a province documented the deaths of 18 people, including two women and a child, in the province in July 2022. It pointed out that the Assad regime forces continue to arrest civilians and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army.
The Office indicated that it documented the deaths of 15 civilians and former FSA fighters who were forced to agree to coercive ‘settlements of status’ agreements in the province.
The Office also said that the victims included a child who died as a result of the explosions of landmines and unexploded ordnance, and a civilian who was killed as a result of artillery shelling by the Assad regime forces on the outskirts of Tafas town in western rural Dara’a. The victims also included five people who were executed in separate locations, including one whose body was found with signs of torture.
Moreover, the Office said that at least 19 people were detained and kidnapped across Dara’a province in July, of whom three were released later in the same month.
Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances by the Assad regime’s forces continue in Dara’a province, with the chaos only increasing since the enforced settlement agreement was concluded in July 2018 under the auspices of Russia.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)