4 Syrian soldiers killed in Daraa's explosion targeting military vehicle

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-17 19:25:17|Editor: xuxin
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DAMASCUS, July 17 (Xinhua) -- At least four Syrian soldiers were killed and nine others wounded on Wednesday when a roadside bomb targeted a Syrian military vehicle in the southern province of Daraa, a war monitor reported.

The vehicle was targeted on the Yadodeh road near the al-Dahiyeh neighborhood in Daraa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Meanwhile, the state TV report said "terrorists" targeted the military vehicle.

As the birthplace of the Syrian war that erupted in 2011, Daraa is both symbolically and militarily significant for the Syrian army which won a big victory by recapturing the province from the rebels in 2018.

The Observatory said that a new rebel group called the "Popular Resistance" has emerged in Daraa following the liberation of that area by the Syrian army.

The aim of the new group is to target the positions of the Syrian Army and renew the rebellion in Daraa.

It said the latest targeting bore the hallmark of the "Popular Resistance" group.

On July 15, unknown gunmen opened their fire on a military camp in Dara, leaving many wounded soldiers.