On August 14, the mayor of Eyeb town in the northern Daraa countryside was killed along with his two children by unidentified gunmen.
The gunmen shot the mayor, Fadl Gadallah Muslih, his son Mutaz, a college student, and his 8-year old daughter, Ghufran, on a road leading to the town of al-Mudawra in the northern Daraa countryside. The three were killed on the spot.
According to local sources, Muslih and his children were on their way back from the capital, Damascus, when the attack occurred.
Muslih was reportedly in contact with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iranian forces that maintain a small presence in Syria’s southern region.
ISIS terrorists or even foreign sides, like the Israeli intelligence, may be behind the murder of Muslih and his two children.
This was the second assassination in Daraa in the last 48 hours. Sheikh Nadim Qwaider al-Miqdad, a former Sharia judge, was killed by unidentified gunmen in eastern Daraa on August 13 morning.
The situation in Daraa is slowly spinning out of control. The number of attacks targeting government forces and local fighters is constantly growing. Necessary security measures are yet to be taken.