As part of the continuous security chaos in the province, unidentified gunmen kidnap an officer of the regime forces north of al-Suwaidaa city

Al-Suwaidaa Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory learned that unidentified gunmen kidnapped a 1st Lieutenant officer of the Syrian regime’s army, -who is from Tartous province- in Shahba city north of al-Suwaidaa city, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the gunmen who kidnapped the officer demanded a ransom of 25 million Syrian pond in exchange for his release, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 21st of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the body of a man from al-Dumayr city was found dead and dumped in al-Suwaidaa countryside, where he was abducted about 6 months ago by unknown gunmen in Om al-Zaytoun area in al-Suwaidaa countryside, and the kidnappers demanded his relatives to pay a ransom back then, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 16th of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the body of an unidentified person so far; was found between Salim village and Rimat Hazim in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, where marks of torture were seen on the body, and this comes in the light of the widespread security chaos throughout al-Suwaidaa province, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 15th of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unidentified gunmen attacked vehicles affiliated to what is known as “Sheikh Al-Karama Forces” today at noon, Wednesday the 14th of August 2019, in the south of Al-Suwaidaa province on the road between the cities of Al-Suwaidaa and Salkhad, where they targeted the vehicles by gunfire, without information about casualties so far, and this incident comes as a part of the security chaos in Al-Suwaidaa where the regime forces try to drag the area through active cells and their Shabiha, to force the people of Al-Suwaidaa engage in fighting within the ranks of the Syrian regime, and the SOHR published on the 25th of May 2019, that “Sheikh al-Karama Forces”, who include local gunmen from al-Suwaidaa and its countryside loyal to the regime forces; executed 3 people on Saturday, the 25th of May 2019, on charges of “assassinating one of the leaders of Sheikh al-Karama Forces” in Salkhad town earlier this month, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the people who carried out this assassination are from the same faction and from the same group led by the leader, who was assassinated on the 3rd of May 2019, where he was shot in Salkhad town in al-Suwaidaa countryside, where the executors were arrested several days ago then they were executed today Saturday.

And the SOHR published on the 3rd of July 2019, that it documented the death of 5 citizens at least and the injury of 13 others including critical cases, as a result of the explosion of a motorcycle with a suicidal bomber believed to be of the “Islamic State” organization on it, today evening in the area of Qanawat in the north-east of Al-Suwaidaa city in the Syrian South, and the SOHR published on the 18th of June 2019, that al-Suwaidaa city is witnessing constant tension over the kidnapping of a civil activist who opposes the Syrian regime, where regime’s intelligence was accused of by civil and military parties in the city of arresting him, after which the Syrian Observatory monitored a protest carried out by tens on Tuesday in front of the provincial building in al-Suwaidaa city, and the protesters raised banners some of which say: “freedom for the forcibly detained people” and “freedom for the prisoners of conscience” and “freedom for the peaceful activist Muhannad Shab al-Din” and “Muhannad is not a criminal, a terrorist, or a drug dealer to end up in jail,” while the kidnapped activist posted on his personal account at social media sites a pathos post about the guard of the Syrian Revolutionary, Abdelbaset al-Sarout, who was killed in clashes at the northwest of Hama, in addition to accusing regime’s intelligence of fabricating attacks on the security detachments in al-Suwaidaa; in order to create a strife between the local factions in the city, and in the same context, local gunmen kidnapped a colonel and a Major at the regime forces on the highway of Damascus – Al-Suwaidaa near Salkhad Junction on Monday evening, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that against the backdrop of the abduction of an opposition activist from al-Suwaidaa city, the Syrian Observatory monitored a new tension in al-Suwaidaa city after midnight, where local armed pro-regime gunmen targeted the military intelligence building in the middle of the city with machine guns, which injured at least 5 of the local members and the regime forces, and this comes against the backdrop of accusations against the regime forces of kidnapping a civil activist, also the local factions have detained at least 10 members of the regime forces in the city, in an attempt to press the regime forces to release the activist, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that unidentified gunmen have kidnapped anti-Syrian-regime activist in Al-Suwaidaa city south of Syria, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; unidentified gunmen kidnapped an opposition activist from the place where he works in Al-Suwaidaa city and took him to unknown destination, it is noteworthy that the kidnapped activist had participated in most of the anti-regime peaceful activities in Al-Suwaidaa province, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of June 2019, that about 15 members of the 15th Division of the regime’s army in Al-Suwaidaa province, have escaped, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the command of the 15th Division issued surprising orders to transfer the sons of Al-Suwaidaa specifically, to the battle fronts with the “Islamic State” organization in the area of Tlul Al-Safa in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, to take the place of 600 members of the regime forces who were taken recently to the battle fronts in both Hama and Idlib countryside, and as a result, about 15 members of the people of Al-Suwaidaa escaped towards the province in protest against the orders they considered racial.

And the SOHR published on the 8th of June 2019, that the sound of 2 violent explosions were heard in Al-Suwaidaa city, followed by the sound of heavy gunfire in the area and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; unidentified gunmen targeted the building of the political security branch in the area of Tareq Qanawat near the National Museum of Al-Suwaidaa city by 2 RPG shells accompanied by the sound of gunfire in the vicinity of the building, caused by targeting by the members of the branch to the gunmen, without information about casualties so far.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 6th of June 2019, that it monitored new tensions in al-Suwaidaa city, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: members of regime’s army set up a new checkpoint in the vicinity of al-Anqoud roundabout in al-Suwaidaa city on Thursday, where local gunmen loyal to the regime targeted the checkpoint using machine guns, but no information until now about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 4th June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the killing of a brigadier general of the regime’s army who is an officer in the 15th Division of al-Suwaidaa province, he was shot by unidentified gunmen on Tareeq al-Hajj west of the province, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 25th of May 2019 that “Sheikh al-Karama Forces”, who include local gunmen from al-Suwaidaa and its countryside loyal to the regime forces; executed 3 people on Saturday, the 25th of May 2019, on charges of “assassinating one of the leaders of Sheikh al-Karama Forces” in Salkhad town earlier this month, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the people who carried out this assassination are from the same faction and from the same group led by the leader, who was assassinated on the 3rd of May 2019, where he was shot in Salkhad town in al-Suwaidaa countryside, where the executors were arrested several days ago then they were executed today Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 17th of May 2019 that unidentified gunmen attacked a checkpoint of the National Defense Forces of the regime forces in Samma village west of Al-Suwaidaa, where clashes erupted between the both parties which resulted in the death of 2 members of the NDF, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 15th of May 2019, that a violent explosion was heard in Salkhad town in the southern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa in conjunction with the sound of heavy gunfire in the town, it turned out to be caused by targeting by members of the faction Sheikh Al-Karama by an RPG shell to the house of a young man in the town who is accused of killing the faction’s leader on the 3rd of May 2019, accompanied by opening fire heavily by the members of the faction in the area, and this incident comes as a part of the continued security chaos in all over Al-Suwaidaa province, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today morning, the 14th of May 2019, that al-Suwaidaa and its countryside are witnessing a multiform continuous security chaos, where the Syrian Observatory learned that unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle open fire on a person from Damascus province in Atil village in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, which killed him immediately before the attackers fled, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of May 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that local gunmen released a person detained in the prison of “al-Suwaidaa Hospital”, after being arrested by the military security branch on a security checkpoints in al-Suwaidaa province.

And in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: gunmen from al-Qarya town in the southern countryside of al-Suwaidaa Province, stormed the prison of al-Suwaidaa Hospital and released a young man from their village, who is a volunteer in the regime forces, where he was arrested on a checkpoint in the city several months ago on charges of desertion, and he was transferred to the Military security Branch and then to al-Suwaidaa Military Hospital because of a heart attack, before he was released by the local gunmen of his hometown.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 7th of May 2019, that the state of disorder that is accompanied by escalating security chaos is still continuing in Al-Suwaidaa province in the shadow of the regime authorities’ inability to control the security situation and limit the spreading of arms chaos in the province, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that 2 persons were injured today, Tuesday, as a result of fighting that erupted in a fuel station in “Ta’arah” village in the western countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, where they were taken to Al-Suwaidaa National Hospital, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; a disagreement took place between citizens in a queue in the fuel station in Ta’arah village developed to gunfire between gunmen from Al-Dur village against gunmen from Ta’arah village, in order to get fuel, which resulted in the injury of 2 citizens.

And the Syrian Observatory monitored on the 3rd of May 2019, that it monitored the continued security chaos in the province of Al-Suwaidaa, where assassinations, kidnapping and thefts occur almost daily in the wake of authorities’ inability to control them, where unidentified gunmen shot a commander in the local factions in Salkhad town in Al-Suwaidaa countryside, which injured the commander critically, where he was taken to the hospital of the town, amid a state of tension prevailing the town due to this incident.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 1st of May 2019, that the chaos accompanied by the increased insecurity continue in Al-Suwaidaa province, where the killings, kidnappings, thefts, assassinations, and targeting continue all over the province, and regime doesn’t seem to be able to control security and limit this chaos, where the Syrian Observatory monitored a new incident dawn of today in Ara village in al-Suwaidaa countryside, where unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car in which members of the local gunmen loyal to the regime forces were riding in the village, which killed a member and injured 3 others, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory learned that the bodies of 4 people including 2 women were found in a cave in the area, which is located between the villages of Salkhad and Mjadil in the countryside of al-Suwaidaa. The bodies were dissolved and unidentified, and no information about the circumstances of their deaths yet, and the Syrian Observatory published that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unidentified gunmen opened fire at dawn on the 29th of April on a fighter of the local armed factions loyal to the regime forces in front of his house in al-Suwaidaa city, which killed him instantly, but no information about the causes and circumstances of his murder yet, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 16th of April 2019 that an explosion was heard in the neighborhood of Al-Kahrabaa housing in Al-Suwaidaa city, it turned out that it was caused by a grenade thrown by a person near a bus carrying passengers, without information about injuries so far, while unidentified gunmen kidnapped a man and his wife in Al-Raha village in Al-Suwaidaa countryside, and took them to unknown destination, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 15th of April 2019 that it monitored clashes after midnight of yesterday near al-Mishnaqa Roundabout in al-Suwaidaa city, it turned out to be caused by clashes between two factions, one from the city and the other one from Salkhad town, which killed a member of Salkhad factions and injured others, and the tension continues to prevail in the area until the moment, amid large public dissatisfaction due to the undergoing insecurity and the inability of those responsible for the security of the province to control it.

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