Unknown gunmen have attacked a checkpoint of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on a road leading to the National Hospital in the outskirts of the city of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on March 31.
According to the pro-opposition monitoring group, several Syrian service members were injured in the attack. One of the injured soldiers is reportedly in a critical condition.
Last year, the SAA liberated the opposition-held part of Daraa and the nearby governorate of al-Quneitra following a large-scale military operation. Back then, radical militants surrendered and accepted an evacuation agreement, while Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters joined the reconciliation process.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack near the National Hospital so far. However, the so-called Popular Resistance in Daraa could be behind it. The group, which emerged last year, says that its operations are a response to the violations of the reconciliation agreement by the Damascus government.
Radical groups, such as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and ISIS, are likely behind these attempts to destabilize southern Syria on the hopes of regaining their influence there.