Palestinian sources in Syria reported that two senior Hamas leaders were killed by Syrian army fire in Daraa refugee camp in Syria.The sources added that Ahmad Khalil, known as Moammar, and Ahmad al-Kharroubi, were killed by Syrian army sharpshooters in the camp.

Their bodies remained on the ground for several hours until the sharpshooters left the scene and an ambulance was able to reach them to transport their bodies to a local hospital.

The two were shot in two different located in the refugee camp, and suffered multiple gunshots, the Ma’an News Agency reported.

Furthermore, Syrian TV reported that the army strongly denounced Hamas’ Political Bureau head, Khalid Mashal, who moved out of Syria along with most of the movement’s leaders after talking a stance against Syrian President Bashar Assad “for crimes committed against his people who are revolting against his regime”.

Hamas initially refrained from talking any stance regarding the events in Syria, while some leaders even expressed support for Assad, but the movement later decided to oppose Assad, and most of its senior leaders left the country.