On May 6, two Syrian service members were killed and three others were injured in an attack on their check point in the southern governorate of Daraa.
According to pro-government sources, the attack targeted a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoint in the town of Mleihat Gharbiyyeh in the eastern Daraa countryside.
The attack was the second largest in Daraa this week. Two days ago, gunmen attacked and killed nine policemen in the town of Muzayrib in northwest Daraa. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet.
In response to the recent wave of attacks, the SAA placed its forces in Daraa on high-alert. Large reinforcements were also dispatched to different parts of the southern governorate, according to opposition sources.
Dozens of Syrian service members, including intelligence personnel, were killed in Daraa over the last few weeks. The SAA and security forces may be preparing to launch a series of operations in order to secure the governorate.
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