On April 30, a service member of the Syrian intelligence was assassinated by ISIS cells in the southern governorate of Daraa.
The terrorist group said in a statement published by its news agency, Amaq, that its fighters had shot and killed the service member in the town of Kafar Nasej in Daraa’s northern countryside. Amaq also shared a photo of the service member’s dead body. However, SouthFront decided to not share the graphic content.
Local sources in Daraa confirmed that ISIS cells assassinated Issa al-Jbawi, a native of the region serving in the ranks of the Military Intelligence Directorate (MID).
This was the second attack by ISIS cells on Syrian intelligence personnel in Daraa this week. On April 29, the group’s fighters shot an MID service member in the eastern countryside. However, he survived the attack.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and security forces are yet to take any action against ISIS cells in Daraa. This could encourage the terrorist group to carry out even larger attacks.