On April 22, a Syrian intelligence officer was injured and an informant working for him was killed in a new attack in the northern Daraa countryside.
A vehicle carrying both the officer and the informant was hit with an improvised explosive device (IED) while it was moving along the road between the towns of Ibtta and Dael. The informant, identified as Yusuf Ahmad al-Qutiyfan, was killed on the spot, while the officer sustained injures.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the officer, known by locals as “Lt. Col. Majd,” is responsible for three checkpoints in northern Daraa. Other sources claimed that the officer, who serves in the ranks of the Air Force Intelligence Directorate (AFID), has ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iranian forces.
A day earlier, a Syrian intelligence service member was assassinated inside his own house in eastern Daraa.
ISIS cells carried out a series of attacks on Syrian service members in the northern and eastern Daraa countryside over the last week. However, the group didn’t claim responsibility for the last two attacks that targeted Syrian intelligence personnel.
The attacks on intelligence personnel in Daraa may have been orchestrated by another side, like the Israeli intelligence.