Suicide bombing at a Jaysh al-Islam base in naseeb near syria-jordan border kills dozens

By Eray Fox

On the night of the 11th of August, a suspected ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up at a meeting of Jaysh al-Islam forces in the town of Naseeb, Daraa, close to the border with Jordan, killing more then 25 Jaysh al-Islam members, and wounding several others. The meeting was part of the al-Bunyan al-Marsous operation room, the main force fighting against government forces in the city of Daraa and has proven to be relatively successful in capturing new areas and repelling attacks. 

Location of Naseeb, near Jordan, via Wikimapia.org

Location of Naseeb, near Jordan, via Wikimapia.org

The attack has so far not been claimed officialy, however, it is suspected to be a ISIS suicide bomber attack. Opposition forces in the province of Daraa have been fighting ISIS-affiliated militants in the Yarmouk Basin area for months, where ISIS-Affiliated militants of the Jaish Khalid Ibn al-Walid group tried to capture the town of Hayt, which is currently in hand of opposition forces. The ISIS affiliate launched several carbombs in an attempt to capture the town but was ultimately repelled. The opposition forces have also been attacking positions belonging to government troops in the city of Daraa, where opposition forces were able to take large areas of the Manshiya district, located southwest in the city. During the clashes in the city of Daraa, ISIS-affiliated militants had seen their opportunity and launched their own offensive, taking several town from opposition forces, including Tasil and other small towns in the Yarmouk Basin area. ISIS has also been able to carry out many assassination and small-time attacks inside rebel-held areas due to the precarious security situation in the area. 

Official al-Bunyan al-Marsous operation room and Jaysh al-Islam announced their condolence with a statement.