A vehicle of the Russian Military Police was targeted with a heavy improvised-explosive device (IED) while it was passing on the road between the towns of Busra al-Sham and al-Sahoah in eastern Daraa on July 13, local sources claimed.
The sources released a photo showing a large hole on the road, where the Russian vehicle was allegedly targeted.
Busra al-Sham was among the first towns to join the southern Syria reconciliation agreement last year. The agreement was reached following a large-scale military operation by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
As a part of the agreement, several units of the Russian Military Police were deployed throughout Daraa. According to local sources, Busra al-Sham is hosting a base for these units.
If confirmed, this will be the first ever attack on Russian forces in southern Syria. Many terrorist groups, including ISIS, are believed to have active cells in the region.