Syria: massive explosion injures two in Daraa

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08 October 2020

An improvised explosive device injured two in the Al-Sabeel neighbourhood of Dara, a southwestern city of Syria

On 8 october 2020 the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported an explosion in the Al-Sabeel neighbourhood of Dara, a southwestern city of Syria. The SOHR indicated that the blast left two people wounded, one seriously, and Syrian State TV added that the explosion caused significant material damage in the surrounding area. Eyewitness accounts that the incident happened after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in the Al-Sabeel Neighbourhood.

Reportedly, local civil defence teams were promptly dispatched to aid wounded people. To date, no militant group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

The explosion of 8 October adds up to another occurred in Daraa earlier in September when, according to the state-run Syrian agency SANA, a car bomb explosion injured two civilians and caused material damage in the Al Matar neighbourhood.

As the SOHR activists document, since the intensification of clashes in Daraa in early June 2019, more than 709 amid attacks and assassination attempts were perpetrated through the detonations of IEDs, motorcycle bombs and car bombs. In the language of figures, incidents claimed the lives of 466 persons. Among the victims SOHR reports: 128 civilians, including 12 women and 15 children; 210 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services; 83 fighters of factions who struck “reconciliation and settlements” deals with the regime; 23 Syrian fighters affiliated to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces; 22 members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.


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Author: Gianmarco Italia; Editor: Barbara Caltabiano

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