Tensions persist in Daraa province as the regime tightens its security measures and deploys its forces aggressively in Daraa city, with recent regime movements raising serious concerns among residents that Damascus may be planning another military incursion there. As the uncertain and tense security conditions continue, residents are grappling with continued economic decay and a dearth of key services such as water and electricity. A years-long drought, combined with the regime’s mismanagement of limited resources, has brought on a major wheat and flour shortage that threatens to interrupt the availability of bread across the region. In response, the regime has issued a series of restrictive laws governing the movement and sale of wheat in order to shore up the regime’s limited reserves.
Attached Map: Recent Developments in South Syria – 1 July 2022