Local activists have reported a resurgence in assassinations carried out by local militias affiliated with the Assad regime in Dara’a province in southern Syria, following a lull in the pace of attacks in recent weeks.
The Free Houran Conglomerate said it had recorded about 15 assassinations since the beginning of the month, with most attributed to local militias recruited by the Assad regime and receiving support from Iran. The group also said that these militias are involved in the illegal drug trade.
The Conglomerate warns that these events signal a worsening security situation in Dara’a province, with assassinations targeting civilians and former FSA fighters alike, and receiving direct support from the Assad regime. The group had previously recorded the slaughter of 49 people in Dara’a province in January, including three women and two children.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)