On May 2, unknown gunmen assassinated a Syrian intelligence officer and a local man accused of collaborating with Hezbollah in the southern governorate of Daraa.
The intelligence service member, Abdul Rahman Faisal al-Jamous, was shot and killed in front of his house in the town of Dael in the northern Daraa countryside. Al-Jamous, known as “Abud al-Rattah,” was reportedly serving in the ranks of the Air Force Intelligence Directorate (AFID).
The other victim, Muhammad Radwan Al-Mulhim, was a civilian accused of being a collaborator of Hezbollah. His body was found in the western outskirt of Dael.
ISIS, whose cells are known to be active in Daraa, didn’t claim responsibility for any of the attacks. This indicates that other sides, like the Israeli intelligence, may be responsible.
The recent attacks in Daraa appear to be the work of several sides, each with its own goals. These attack have largely destabilized the situation in the governorate. Government forces are yet to take action against the perpetrators.