On September 2, a Syrian intelligence officer named Ali Ibrahim was assassinated in the southern governorate of Daraa.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the officer’s car as he was heading to his work in the town of Nawa in the northern countryside of Daraa in the early morning. The officer was killed on the spot.
Ibrahim, also known as “Abu Haider,” was serving as a warrant officer in the Military Intelligence Directorate (MID). He is from the town of Masyaf in Hama. According to local sources, Ibrahim was responsible for security studies in the MID’s Branch 265.
Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt in July 20 of 2019, when an improvised explosive device ripped through his car in Nawa.
In the last few months, a series of attacks targeted Syrian intelligence officers in Daraa. In most cases, the perpetrators remained unknown.
Terrorist groups including ISIS, are known to be active in Daraa. Nevertheless, foreign sides may be behind some of the recent attacks in the governorate.