A Syrian official was killed in Daraa province

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Unidentified gunmen assassinated a Syrian local official in Daraa governorate, in the south of the country, on Tuesday morning.

A security source in Daraa told the German News Agency (dpa): "Unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Abdel Qader Al-Zoubi, the mayor of Al-Musaifra municipality in the eastern countryside of Daraa."

The source confirmed that the security authorities began their investigations to find out the identity of the gunmen.

Al-Zoubi is the second head of the town's council to be killed by gunmen, as his cousin and the former head of the council, Abd al-Ilah al-Zu'bi, was shot dead by gunmen at the end of January 2019.

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