Protests and explosions across southern Syria in protest of regime organized presidential elections

DRUCO, Syria — In protest against the presidential elections organized Wednesday by the Syrian regime, which many residents of Druco (Daraa) in southern Syria described as illegal, a series of explosions targeted government centers in the city.

According to media sources, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in front of the Activities Center in the Al-Tala’i neighborhood in Druco. The explosion was just one in a series of bombings that followed protests and a general strike in several areas of the city. There were no casualties reported.

Meanwhile, the towns of Al-Taibeh, Al-Naima, Nimr, and Sayda also witnessed explosions with IEDs targeting municipality buildings. Homes of local officials of the Ba’ath Party of the Syrian government were also targeted.

Last Tuesday, anti-election protesters took to the courtyard of Al-Omari Mosque in Daraa al-Balad.

“There is no legitimacy for Al-Assad and his elections,” the protesters chanted, holding up banners with phrases like, “The Syrians have no future with the killer.”