Early on April 9, three officers of the Syrian Political Security Directorate were killed in a vicious attack in the northern Daraa countryside.
Unidentified gunmen ambushed then killed three officers on a road leading to the town of Ghabagheb. The town is located near the administrative border between Daraa and Damascus Countryside.
The slain officers were identified as Osama al-Khalid, Rami Jamous and Ali Barakat. All three victims were originally from Homs countryside.
A Syrian source with knowledge on the matter told SouthFront that the three officers were on a “special mission”. The source didn’t provide any further details.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, so far. ISIS, whose cells are known to be active in northern Daraa, remains the main suspect.
Ghabagheb ambush was the most recent in a series of attacks on government service members and local fighters in Daraa and other parts of the southern region. Government forces are now coordinating with former rebels to restore security and order in the region.
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