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Rebels Attacked And Murdered 9 Police Officers In Southern Syria



The New York Times quoted sources from the Syrian state media (SANA) and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), saying anonymous gunmen attacked a southern Syrian village near the border with Jordan and killed 9 Syrian police officers.

Specifically, according to SANA , nine policemen were murdered in Muzayreeb village, Daara province by armed militants while functional forces were on duty. The source also listed the names of the victims, but did not give further details.

The UK-based SOHR, meanwhile, reports that a group of unknown gunmen kidnapped nine police officers before shooting them to death and leaving the dead bodies on one of the village roads.

Currently no individual or organization has claimed responsibility. Recently, members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terrorist group are stepping up attacks in eastern Syria and recently killed two government army officers in Daara province last month.

The attack took place in Daraa province, where an anti-Syrian rebellion erupted in March 2011 and later erupted into a civil war that killed more than 400,000 people, leaving more than half of Syria's population. lost his house.

Daara province regularly suffered assassinations or attacks on government troops, who regained control of the area from rebels in July 2018.

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