On April 19 morning, a new attack targeted Syrian Arab Army (SAA) service members in the southern governorate of Daraa.
According to pro-government sources, a vehicle of the army was struck with an improvised explosive device (IED) on a road between the villages of Kharaba and Jbeb in the eastern Daraa countryside.
As a result of the attack, a Syrian soldier was killed and two others were slightly injured. The casualty was identified as 31-year old Munjid Munir Arej from al-Suwada. He was reportedly serving in the ranks of the SAA’s 15th Division.
The last few days witnessed a series of attacks on SAA service members in northern and eastern Daraa. In the most recent attack, two high-ranking officers, Brig. Gen. Hamed Makhlouf and Col. Mahmoud Habib, were ambushed and killed near the town of al-Hrak.
The IED attack was likely carried out by ISIS cells. The terrorist group claimed responsibility for most of the previous attacks in Daraa.
ISIS cells in Daraa appear to be working to establish a foothold for the terrorist group in Syria’s southern region.