Syria’s two biggest intelligence agencies sustained losses on January 10 in two separate attacks on their personnel in the eastern countryside of Daraa.
The first attack targeted a checkpoint of the Air Force Intelligence Directorate (AFID) in the outskirt of the town of al-Musayfirah, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Two personnel were killed and two others were injured.
A checkpoint of the Military Intelligence Directorate (MID) near the town of Saida was the target of the second attack, which resulted in the death of a service member and the injury of three others.
Local sources identified the three casualties as Sergeant Hassan Ahmed Doba, Corporal Ayham Mohamad Saad and Private Muhannad Mutairi.
There were no immediate claims for the two attacks, which appear to be well-planned and coordinated. However, ISIS remains the main suspect.
In the last few months, the terrorist group’s cells intensified their operations in the southern region in what appears to be an attempt to reestablish influence there.