On June 4, a vehicle carrying supplies for Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the eastern countryside of Daraa came under attack.
An improvised explosive device stuck the vehicle as it was passing on a road to the south of the town of Elnaymah. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the explosion wounded at least six soldiers of the SAA.
Following the attack, the SAA placed its troops in the eastern Daraa countryside on high alert. The army also deployed reinforcements near Elnaymah and blocked several roads leading to the town.
No side has claimed responsibility for the attack, so far. However, ISIS remains the main suspect. The terrorist group’s cells are known to be present and active in the eastern countryside of Daraa.
Dozens of attacks and assassinations were reported in Daraa in the last few weeks. One of the most recent assassination attempt, which took place on June 3, targeted Mustafa Qassem al-Masalma, the commander of a local pro-government force. Al-Masalma, also known as al-Kasm, is reportedly very close to the Military Intelligence Directorate.
The security situation in Daraa appears to be deteriorating once again. Unrest could force Syrian government forces to conduct a new operation in the governorate very soon.
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