Violent clashes between Damascus forces and gunmen in Daraa countryside

The city of Nawa in western Daraa witnessed intense clashes after gunmen targeted a checkpoint belonging to the Damascus government forces, leading to a heightened security alert in the area.

Violent clashes between Damascus forces and gunmen in Daraa countryside
13 June 2024   11:06
NEWSDESK

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, fierce exchanges involving light and medium weapons took place west of Nawa, in the western rural area of Daraa, specifically at a checkpoint operated by the "112th Brigade" of the Damascus government forces. This was after the checkpoint came under attack from unidentified gunmen.

As of now, there have been no reports of casualties or injuries, amid heightened alert among checkpoint personnel and the deployment of several of them in search of the attackers.

This incident is part of the ongoing chaos and security breakdown in areas under the control of the Damascus government, particularly in Daraa, which experiences near-daily incidents of killings and assassinations targeting either Damascus government forces or local armed groups.

ANHA